Lumbar facet anatomy changes in spondylolysis: a comparative skeletal study

@article{Masharawi2007LumbarFA,
  title={Lumbar facet anatomy changes in spondylolysis: a comparative skeletal study},
  author={Youssef Maher Masharawi and Gali Dar and Smadar Peleg and Nili Steinberg and Dvora Alperovitch-Najenson and Khalil Salame and Israel Hershkovitz},
  journal={European Spine Journal},
  year={2007},
  volume={16},
  pages={993-999}
}
Opinions differ as to the exact mechanism responsible for spondylolysis (SP) and whether individuals with specific morphological characteristics of the lumbar vertebral neural arch are predisposed to SP. The aim of our study was to reveal the association between SP and the architecture of lumbar articular facets and the inter-facet region. Methods: Using a Microscribe three-dimensional apparatus (Immersion Co., San Jose, CA, USA), length, width and depth of all articular facets and all inter… CONTINUE READING