Spinal canal stenosis. Concept of spinal reserve capacity: radiologic measurements and clinical applications.

@article{Weisz1983SpinalCS,
  title={Spinal canal stenosis. Concept of spinal reserve capacity: radiologic measurements and clinical applications.},
  author={G M Weisz and Ponghyung Lee},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={1983},
  volume={179},
  pages={
          134-40
        }
}
Radiologic measurement of central spinal canal diameters is considered a static measurement and does not necessarily indicate active stenosis. A free intracanal space is detectable with CT scanning, i.e., a container/content difference expressing reserve capacity and implying a functional identity. The obliteration of this space may induce clinical symptomatology in the elderly and in persons with developmental or acquired lumbar spinal conditions. Normal and pathologic measurements are… CONTINUE READING
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