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By Manohar M. Panjabi (auth.), Kazuo Yonenobu M.D., Keiro Ono M.D., Yoshiharu Takemitsu M.D. (eds.)

Lumbar backbone or again ache is among the most vital difficulties in orthopedics and neurosurgery this day. key methods of treating this illness, lumbar fusion and stabilization, are significantly mentioned within the forty-three papers during this quantity. They characterize the simplest of the contributions to the fifth ICLFS, rigorously chosen and edited to offer an excellent assessment of contemporary wisdom and the kingdom of the art.

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4N/mm. 1 N/mm. 1 N/mm and as compared with listhetic cases, this was comparatively high. 6N/mm and proved to be higher than the affected ones. 3 Intraoperative Measurement of Spinal Stiffness 51 Figure 5 indicates the variation of stiffness relating to both aging and disk degeneration. Stiffness of the motion segment showed marked decrease with age. Figure 6 indicates the relation of stiffness with disease. In particular, degenerative spondylolisthetic cases showed the lowest stiffness, with an average of SAN/mm.

On the other hand, of the 30 patients with a decreased signal intensity (low signal group), 26 (87%) complained of low back pain. Regarding complaints of lower extremity pain, there was no difference between the high signal group (25 patients, 83%) and the low signal group (26 patients, 87%) . The incidence of objective findings was not significantly different in the two groups. Conventional radiographs (lateral flexion-extension roentgenograms) demonstrated instability in 21 (70%) of the patients in the low signal group (Fig.

Finally, the histology of seven specimens obtained during surgery was investigated. 5-T superconductive system (MRT50; Toshiba, Tokyo). Spin-echo pulse sequences were obtained in the sagittal plane with either a 400/30 (T1-weighted) sequence and a 2000/80 (TZ-weighted) sequence. Five- to ten-millimeter-thick multiple images were obtained using two or four excitations and a 256 x 256 matrix. Results Magnetic resonance imaging with short TRITE pulse sequences (T1-weighted images) gave the best results.

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