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Characterization of Individuals with Sacroiliac Joint Bridging in a Skeletal Population: Analysis of Degenerative Changes in Spinal Vertebrae

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Title: Characterization of Individuals with Sacroiliac Joint Bridging in a Skeletal Population: Analysis of Degenerative Changes in Spinal Vertebrae
Authors: Imamura, Takeshi / Saiki, Kazunobu / Okamoto, Keishi / Maeda, Junichiro / Matsuo, Hiroaki / Wakebe, Tetsuaki / Ogami, Keiko / Manabe, Yoshitaka / Koseki, Hironobu / Tomita, Masato / Tagami, Atsushi / Osaki, Makoto / Shindo, Hiroyuki / Tsurumoto, Toshiyuki
Issue Date: 8-Sep-2014
Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Citation: BioMed Research International, 2014, 879645; 2014
Abstract: Theaimof this study was to characterize the individualswith sacroiliac joint bridging (SIB) by analyzing the degenerative changes in theirwhole vertebral column and comparing themwith the controls.Atotal of 291modern Japanesemale skeletons,with an average age at death of 60.8 years, were examined macroscopically. They were divided into two groups: individuals with SIB and those without bridging (Non-SIB).The degenerative changes in their whole vertebral column were evaluated, and marginal osteophyte scores (MOS) of the vertebral bodies and degenerative joint scores in zygapophyseal jointswere calculated. SIBwas recognized in 30 individuals froma total of 291 males (10.3%).The average of age at death in SIB group was significantly higher than that in Non-SIB group. The values ofMOS in the thoracic spines, particularly in the anterior part of the vertebral bodies, were consecutively higher in SIB group than in Non-SIB group. Incidence of fused vertebral bodies intervertebral levels was obviously higher in SIB group than in Non-SIB group. SIB and marginal osteophyte formation in vertebral bodies could coexist in a skeletal population of men. Some systemic factors might act on these degenerative changes simultaneously both in sacroiliac joint and in vertebral column.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10069/34723
ISSN: 23146133
DOI: 10.1155/2014/879645
Rights: © 2014 Takeshi Imamura et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Type: Journal Article
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