IJOCP | April 2014 | Volume 1 | Issue 2 | Page 22
Conference: Poona Orthopaedic Society Annual Conference POSAC-2014, India [Click for Full details]  

Authors: Surana Anand P


Background : Association between lumbosacral transitional vertebra (LSTV) and low backache is described in history a century ago. But the relationship between LSTV and spondylolisthesis is controversial over years. Aim of our study is to find association between lumbosacral transitional vertebra and spondylolisthesis and to resolve the controversy.

Material and Method: Patients aged above 40 years coming with low backache or sciatic pain to our OPD are investigated with digital radiographs of lumbosacral spine AP and lateral view. And they are analyzed for LSTV and spondylolisthesis.

Result: The overall percentage of LSTV we found is 14.08. Amongst cases we found 30.62% association between LSTV and spondylolisthesis. Amongst controls 6.35% patients are having spondylolisthesis. The Odds ratio was found to be 6.35. And the relative risk was found to be 4.81. The p value for our study is found to be <0.001 which is significant.

Conclusion: Among our cohort of patients aged 40 years and above with low back ache, LSTV is associated with more risk of spondylolisthesis. It is more common in females. And it is grade I and grade II listhesis commonly. Further studies are needed to give exact recommendations for management.

How to Cite this Abstract
P Anand Surana. Association between lumbosacral transitional vertebra and spondylolisthesis in adults with low backache. I J Orthopaedic Conference Proceedings  April 2014;1(2):22.