Relationship between morphology of iliolumbar ligament and lower lumbar disc degeneration.

@article{Fujiwara1999RelationshipBM,
  title={Relationship between morphology of iliolumbar ligament and lower lumbar disc degeneration.},
  author={Atsushi Fujiwara and Kazuya Tamai and Akira Kurihashi and Hiroyuki Yoshida and Koichi Saotome},
  journal={Journal of spinal disorders},
  year={1999},
  volume={12 4},
  pages={348-52}
}
Previous imaging studies have shown little difference in the degree of disc degeneration between L4-L5 and L5-S1. We hypothesized that because the morphology of the iliolumbar ligament affects the stability of the lumbosacral junction, then it could determine the lower lumbar disc degeneration. Fifty-three male and 47 female patients were classified into… CONTINUE READING