The narrow lumbar canal. A clinical and radiological review.

  title={The narrow lumbar canal. A clinical and radiological review.},
  author={Richard Andrew Jones and J. L. G. Thomson},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  volume={50 3},
The importance of the size and shape of the spinal canal in relation to the occurrence of symptoms of cord or root compression, especially when spondylotic changes supervene, has been recognised for some time. Most of the earlier work concerned the cervical region (Pallis, Jones and Spillane 1954), but in more recent years a similar condition has been fully recognised in the lumbar region also (Verbiest 1954 ; Epstein, Epstein and Lavine 1962 ; Teng and Papatheodorou 1963 ; Highman 1965). In… CONTINUE READING
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