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

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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… (More)

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@article{Fujiwara1999RelationshipBM, title={Relationship between morphology of iliolumbar ligament and lower lumbar disc degeneration.}, author={Atsushi Fujiwara and Kazuya Tamai and Akira Kurihashi and Hideaki Yoshida and Koichi Saotome}, journal={Journal of spinal disorders}, year={1999}, volume={12 4}, pages={348-52} }