Slipped capital femoral epiphysis tied to disc degeneration

Slipped capital femoral epiphysis tied to disc degeneration

(HealthDay)—Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) is associated with disc degeneration as well as facet arthrosis, according to a study published in the October issue of the Journal of Spinal Disorders & Techniques.

Jason O. Toy, from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, and colleagues conducted an anatomic study involving 25 cadaveric specimens with SCFE and 647 controls identified from an osteological collection of cadaveric specimens. The classification of Eubanks and colleagues were used to assess disc degeneration and facet arthrosis at L1/L2 to L5/S1.

The researchers found that SCFE was significantly associated with degenerative disc disease at all levels from L1/2 to L5/S1. SCFE was also significantly associated with facet arthrosis at these levels.

"The findings of this study show an association between SCFE and as well as facet arthrosis," the authors write. "This relationship may prove useful in predicting the course of osteoarthritis of the spine in patients with SCFE."

More information: Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Post-laminectomy spine strength can be predicted

Jan 17, 2013

(HealthDay)—Following lumbar laminectomy, loss of strength and shear stiffness (SS) can be predicted in the human lumbar spinal segment using measurable parameters, according to a study published in the ...

Upper lumbar disc space related to hip pain

Dec 21, 2012

(HealthDay)—Disc space narrowing at disc levels L1/L2 and L2/L3, visible on lumbar radiographs, may help to identify hip pain patients whose pain originates in the lumbar spine, according to research published ...

ProDisc-C device doesn't change facet joint pressures

Oct 03, 2012

(HealthDay)—Local facet joint contact pressures are not significantly altered during sagittal bending after the implantation of a ProDisc-C device at the C5 to C6 level in cadaveric human cervical spines, ...

Lateral transpsoas approach difficult in lumbarized sacra

Jul 10, 2012

(HealthDay) -- In patients with lumbarized sacra, a lateral transpsoas surgical approach to the L5-6 disc space can be managed with appropriate preoperative planning, including axial magnetic resonance imaging ...

Recommended for you

New York 'fully prepared' to handle Ebola case: mayor

26 minutes ago

New York's mayor said America's largest city was fully equipped to handle Ebola as authorities sought to calm fears Friday about the virus spreading, after a doctor tested positive for the disease.

Two US nurses are declared cured of Ebola

27 minutes ago

Two American nurses were declared cured of Ebola on Friday, and one was healthy enough to leave hospital and make plans to meet President Barack Obama.

Aid group: No need to isolate staff treating Ebola

1 hour ago

Doctors Without Borders insisted Friday, after one of its doctors who worked in Guinea came down with Ebola in New York, that quarantines of health workers returning from the hot zone are not necessary when ...

New York on alert over first Ebola case

1 hour ago

New York went on alert Friday as authorities sought to calm fears among the city's 8.4 million residents after a doctor tested positive for Ebola.

User comments