The effect of disc degeneration and facet joint osteoarthritis on the segmental flexibility of the lumbar spine.

@article{Fujiwara2000TheEO,
  title={The effect of disc degeneration and facet joint osteoarthritis on the segmental flexibility of the lumbar spine.},
  author={Atsushi Fujiwara and T H Lim and Howard S. An and Nobuhiro Tanaka and Chan Hong Jeon and Gunnar B. J. Andersson and V Haughton},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2000},
  volume={25 23},
  pages={3036-44}
}
STUDY DESIGN A biomechanical and imaging study of human cadaveric spinal motion segments. OBJECTIVE To investigate the effect of both disc degeneration and facet joint osteoarthritis on lumbar segmental motion. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Spinal degeneration includes the osteoarthritic changes of the facet joint as well as disc degeneration. Disc degeneration has been reported to be associated with spinal motion. The association of facet joint osteoarthritis with lumbar segmental motion… CONTINUE READING