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Diagnostic testing for degenerative disc disease.

Hasz MW - Adv Orthop (2012)

Bottom Line: The diagnostic of degenerative disc disease should be reached with the help of various diagnostic studies.This article briefly review the information gained by the following tests: radiographs, computed tomography, magnetic resonance, and discography.The article explains how each modality provides a piece of the diagnostic puzzle and how discography confirms the origin of the patient's pain.

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Affiliation: Virginia Spine Institute, 1831 Wiehle Avenue, 2d Floor, Reston, VA 20190, USA.

ABSTRACT
The diagnostic of degenerative disc disease should be reached with the help of various diagnostic studies. This article briefly review the information gained by the following tests: radiographs, computed tomography, magnetic resonance, and discography. The article explains how each modality provides a piece of the diagnostic puzzle and how discography confirms the origin of the patient's pain.

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Lateral X-rays demonstrating a L4-L5 grade 1 spondylolisthesis. The standing lateral dynamic flexion and extension X-rays are used to determine motion at this segment.
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fig3: Lateral X-rays demonstrating a L4-L5 grade 1 spondylolisthesis. The standing lateral dynamic flexion and extension X-rays are used to determine motion at this segment.

Mentions: Some patients may have instability related to insufficiency of the lumbar disc. Some authors have defined 11° or greater of angular change on flexion-extension views to suggest the disc to be unstable [1]. Additionally lumbar retrolisthesis identified on radiographs has also been used to infer instability at lumbar levels [2] (Figure 3).


Diagnostic testing for degenerative disc disease.

Hasz MW - Adv Orthop (2012)

Lateral X-rays demonstrating a L4-L5 grade 1 spondylolisthesis. The standing lateral dynamic flexion and extension X-rays are used to determine motion at this segment.
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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fig3: Lateral X-rays demonstrating a L4-L5 grade 1 spondylolisthesis. The standing lateral dynamic flexion and extension X-rays are used to determine motion at this segment.
Mentions: Some patients may have instability related to insufficiency of the lumbar disc. Some authors have defined 11° or greater of angular change on flexion-extension views to suggest the disc to be unstable [1]. Additionally lumbar retrolisthesis identified on radiographs has also been used to infer instability at lumbar levels [2] (Figure 3).

Bottom Line: The diagnostic of degenerative disc disease should be reached with the help of various diagnostic studies.This article briefly review the information gained by the following tests: radiographs, computed tomography, magnetic resonance, and discography.The article explains how each modality provides a piece of the diagnostic puzzle and how discography confirms the origin of the patient's pain.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Virginia Spine Institute, 1831 Wiehle Avenue, 2d Floor, Reston, VA 20190, USA.

ABSTRACT
The diagnostic of degenerative disc disease should be reached with the help of various diagnostic studies. This article briefly review the information gained by the following tests: radiographs, computed tomography, magnetic resonance, and discography. The article explains how each modality provides a piece of the diagnostic puzzle and how discography confirms the origin of the patient's pain.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus