Yıl 2018, Cilt 12, Sayı 1, Sayfalar 34 - 37 2018-06-04

Intervertebral disc heights and concavity index of the lumbar spine in young healthy adults

Mehmet Demir [1] , Emre Atay [2] , Nurten Seringeç [3] , Atila Yoldaş [4] , Mustafa Çiçek [5] , Rodi Ertoğrul [6] , Bülent Güneri [7]

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Objectives: The aim of this study was to investigate lumbar intervertebral disc heights and concavity index of the lumbar

spine, and the influence of age, gender, weight, height and body mass index (BMI) on these parameters.

Methods: The study was conducted on 150 health young subjects (age 18 to 27) without any disorder which affects the lumbar

spine and the discs. Subjects underwent standard standing lateral lumbar radiography. Mann-Whitney U test and Spearman’s

correlation test were used for statistical analysis.

Results: Of the 150 subjects (age range, 18–27 years), 80 (53.3%) were women and 70 (46.7%) were men. Men presented

higher lumbar disc values than women. In both genders, disc height increased from T12–L1 to L4–L5, and then decreased at

L5–S1. The heights of all lumbar discs increased with age, weight, height and BMI in both genders. Women demonstrated a higher

concavity index at L2, L3 and L4 vertebrae compared to men, whereas men showed a higher concavity index value at L5 vertebra.

The concavity index of T12, L1, L2, L3 and L4 vertebrae decreased with age.

Conclusion: Our results will serve as guidelines and references for further studies, radiologists and spinal surgeons.

concavity index; intervertebral disc; lumbar vertebrae; radiography, spine
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Yazar: Mehmet Demir (Sorumlu Yazar)
Kurum: KAHRAMANMARAŞ SÜTÇÜ İMAM ÜNİVERSİTESİ
Ülke: Turkey


Yazar: Emre Atay
Kurum: NİĞDE ÖMER HALİSDEMİR ÜNİVERSİTESİ
Ülke: Turkey


Yazar: Nurten Seringeç
Kurum: KAHRAMANMARAŞ SÜTÇÜ İMAM ÜNİVERSİTESİ
Ülke: Turkey


Yazar: Atila Yoldaş
Kurum: KAHRAMANMARAŞ SÜTÇÜ İMAM ÜNİVERSİTESİ
Ülke: Turkey


Yazar: Mustafa Çiçek
Kurum: KAHRAMANMARAŞ SÜTÇÜ İMAM ÜNİVERSİTESİ
Ülke: Turkey


Yazar: Rodi Ertoğrul
Kurum: KİLİS DEVLET HASTANESİ
Ülke: Turkey


Yazar: Bülent Güneri
Kurum: KAHRAMANMARAŞ SÜTÇÜ İMAM ÜNİVERSİTESİ
Ülke: Turkey


Bibtex @araştırma makalesi { anatomy430147, journal = {Anatomy}, issn = {1307-8798}, eissn = {1308-8459}, address = {Türk Anatomi ve Klinik Anatomi Derneği}, year = {2018}, volume = {12}, pages = {34 - 37}, doi = {}, title = {Intervertebral disc heights and concavity index of the lumbar spine in young healthy adults}, key = {cite}, author = {Ertoğrul, Rodi and Seringeç, Nurten and Çiçek, Mustafa and Demir, Mehmet and Atay, Emre and Güneri, Bülent and Yoldaş, Atila} }
APA Demir, M , Atay, E , Seringeç, N , Yoldaş, A , Çiçek, M , Ertoğrul, R , Güneri, B . (2018). Intervertebral disc heights and concavity index of the lumbar spine in young healthy adults. Anatomy, 12 (1), 34-37. Retrieved from http://dergipark.gov.tr/anatomy/issue/37227/430147
MLA Demir, M , Atay, E , Seringeç, N , Yoldaş, A , Çiçek, M , Ertoğrul, R , Güneri, B . "Intervertebral disc heights and concavity index of the lumbar spine in young healthy adults". Anatomy 12 (2018): 34-37 <http://dergipark.gov.tr/anatomy/issue/37227/430147>
Chicago Demir, M , Atay, E , Seringeç, N , Yoldaş, A , Çiçek, M , Ertoğrul, R , Güneri, B . "Intervertebral disc heights and concavity index of the lumbar spine in young healthy adults". Anatomy 12 (2018): 34-37
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ISNAD Demir, Mehmet , Atay, Emre , Seringeç, Nurten , Yoldaş, Atila , Çiçek, Mustafa , Ertoğrul, Rodi , Güneri, Bülent . "Intervertebral disc heights and concavity index of the lumbar spine in young healthy adults". Anatomy 12 / 1 (Haziran 2018): 34-37.