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Weight-bearing MRI of the Lumbar Spine: Spinal Stenosis and Spondylolisthesis

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@article{affc5f6e399448d7aa583976918ba920,
title = "Weight-bearing MRI of the Lumbar Spine: Spinal Stenosis and Spondylolisthesis",
abstract = "Symptoms of degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis include back pain, radiculopathy, claudication, and muscular fatigue that tend to be predominant in the standing position or during walking. Lumbar spondylolisthesis is also a well-known cause of spinal stenosis, lateral recess, and neural foraminal narrowing that tends to become more severe in the upright position. This indicates a functional positional component of both spinal stenosis and spondylolisthesis. Lumbar spinal stenosis and spondylolisthesis are typically evaluated by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) performed in the supine position with a pillow under the patient's lower limbs that slightly flexes the lumbar spine and ameliorates symptoms. Because these two entities tend to be aggravated in the upright position, it seems rational to also consider performing diagnostic imaging in these patients in the upright position. This article reviews the use of weight-bearing MRI for lumbar spinal stenosis and spondylolisthesis.",
author = "Hansen, {Bjarke Brandt} and Nordberg, {Cecilie Lerche} and Philip Hansen and Henning Bliddal and Griffith, {James F} and Gilles Fournier and Ingrid Thorseth and Giuseppe Guglielmi and Mikael Boesen",
note = "Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.",
year = "2019",
month = "12",
doi = "10.1055/s-0039-1697937",
language = "English",
volume = "23",
pages = "621--633",
journal = "Seminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology",
issn = "1089-7860",
publisher = "Thieme Medical Publishers",
number = "6",

}

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Weight-bearing MRI of the Lumbar Spine

T2 - Spinal Stenosis and Spondylolisthesis

AU - Hansen, Bjarke Brandt

AU - Nordberg, Cecilie Lerche

AU - Hansen, Philip

AU - Bliddal, Henning

AU - Griffith, James F

AU - Fournier, Gilles

AU - Thorseth, Ingrid

AU - Guglielmi, Giuseppe

AU - Boesen, Mikael

N1 - Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.

PY - 2019/12

Y1 - 2019/12

N2 - Symptoms of degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis include back pain, radiculopathy, claudication, and muscular fatigue that tend to be predominant in the standing position or during walking. Lumbar spondylolisthesis is also a well-known cause of spinal stenosis, lateral recess, and neural foraminal narrowing that tends to become more severe in the upright position. This indicates a functional positional component of both spinal stenosis and spondylolisthesis. Lumbar spinal stenosis and spondylolisthesis are typically evaluated by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) performed in the supine position with a pillow under the patient's lower limbs that slightly flexes the lumbar spine and ameliorates symptoms. Because these two entities tend to be aggravated in the upright position, it seems rational to also consider performing diagnostic imaging in these patients in the upright position. This article reviews the use of weight-bearing MRI for lumbar spinal stenosis and spondylolisthesis.

AB - Symptoms of degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis include back pain, radiculopathy, claudication, and muscular fatigue that tend to be predominant in the standing position or during walking. Lumbar spondylolisthesis is also a well-known cause of spinal stenosis, lateral recess, and neural foraminal narrowing that tends to become more severe in the upright position. This indicates a functional positional component of both spinal stenosis and spondylolisthesis. Lumbar spinal stenosis and spondylolisthesis are typically evaluated by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) performed in the supine position with a pillow under the patient's lower limbs that slightly flexes the lumbar spine and ameliorates symptoms. Because these two entities tend to be aggravated in the upright position, it seems rational to also consider performing diagnostic imaging in these patients in the upright position. This article reviews the use of weight-bearing MRI for lumbar spinal stenosis and spondylolisthesis.

U2 - 10.1055/s-0039-1697937

DO - 10.1055/s-0039-1697937

M3 - Journal article

VL - 23

SP - 621

EP - 633

JO - Seminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology

JF - Seminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology

SN - 1089-7860

IS - 6

ER -

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