ID 112234
Title Alternative
Physical features of spondylolysis patients
Author
Iwaki, Koichi Tsuji Hideki Orthopedics
Hatayama, Daisuke Tsuji Hideki Orthopedics
Hayashi, Yohei Tsuji Hideki Orthopedics
Inoue, Nanae Tsuji Hideki Orthopedics
Matsumoto, Miyuki Tsuji Hideki Orthopedics
Hattori, Yusuke Tsuji Hideki Orthopedics
Goto, Tsuyoshi Tokushima University
Tsuji, Shuichiro Tsuji Hideki Orthopedics
Keywords
spondylolysis
lumbar spine
pediatric
low back pain
rehabilitation
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the physical features of pediatric patients with lumbar spondylolysis (LS), factors that increase the load during compensatory movements at the lumbar spine, and the outcomes of rehabilitation. Twenty patients were included. Fifteen items were used : fingertip-to-floor distance (FFD), straight leg raising (SLR), heel-to-buttock distance (HBD), tightness of the rectus femoris, the lateral and medial rotator muscles, iliopsoas, tensor fascia lata, adductor muscles, soleus muscle, and latissimus dorsi, and trunk rotation, sit-ups and endurance of the abdominal and back muscles. Initial findings were judged as positive or negative using previously reported cut-off values and were re-evaluated 2 or 3 months later. Positive tests were found for HBD and tightness of the rectus femoris in 85% of the patients, for endurance of the abdominal muscles in 75%, SLR and sit-ups in 70%, and FFD and tightness of the external rotator muscles in 60%. The physical features varied according to the type of sport played, and some patients were refractory to rehabilitation. Only 17.6%, 33.3%, and 40.0% of patients with initially positive findings for HBD, tightness of the external rotator muscles, and endurance of the abdominal muscles, respectively, achieved improvements after rehabilitation.
Journal Title
The Journal of Medical Investigation
ISSN
13496867
13431420
NCID
AA12022913
AA11166929
Publisher
Faculty of Medicine Tokushima University
Volume
65
Issue
3-4
Start Page
177
End Page
183
Sort Key
177
Published Date
2018-08
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language
eng
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departments
Medical Sciences