Bone SPECT in patients with persistent back pain after lumbar spine surgery Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Back Pain
  • Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Vertebrae
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Tomography, Emission-Computed

abstract

  • Twenty-five patients with persistent pain after lumbar spine surgery for pain were evaluated by single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) bone scanning. The patients were divided into three groups, depending on the type of surgery performed. The data obtained indicates that lumbar spine SPECT is most useful in conditions where there is the greatest likelihood of instability. The study shows that the improved contrast and better three-dimensional patient information gained through lumbar spine SPECT permits more accurate delineation of the level of maximum instability and stress on the vertebra.

publication date

  • January 1989

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 2525611

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 490

end page

  • 6

volume

  • 30

number

  • 4