Prevalence of chronic facet arthropathy: a retrospective study

Jayant Thipse, Deepak B. Anap, Dhiraj Shete, Abhijit Diwate

Abstract


Background: To assess prevalence facet-joint arthropathy in chronic low back pain using computed tomography.

Methods: A retrospective study profiled and analysed objective data from patients CT scans and previous records.

Results: Facetal arthropathy was graded by Pathria’s criteria.102 joints (33.12%) were grade 1, 113 (36.69%) grade 2, 63 (20.45%) grade 3, and 30 (9.74. %) grade 4. Final result showed that females were affected more than the male in Grade II, III and IV. Age group more affected was between 46-85 years.

Conclusions:Our study on chronic low back pain revealed prevalence of facet-joint involvement 66.88% (206 patients) in rural population with age group involved more than 46 years.


Keywords


Facet arthropathy, Prevalence, Computed tomography

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