Compression-traction radiography of lumbar segmental instability.

  title={Compression-traction radiography of lumbar segmental instability.},
  author={Peter K{\"a}lebo and Raynald Kadziolka and Leif Swaerd},
  volume={15 5},
Compression-traction radiography was used to assess movements in the sagittal plane of the lumbosacral joint in a control group of asymptomatic normal individuals and in a patient group with a symptomatic lytic spondylolisthesis. Sagittal translatory movements were found in both groups, but the amount of displacement was significantly larger (P less than 0.001) in the patient group as compared with the controls. The average displacement in the patient group, using a relative measurement… CONTINUE READING

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