Prevalence of Lumbosacral Transitional Vertebrae Among Patients Presented to Hayatabad Medical Complex, Peshawar

  • Muhammad Bilal Khan Department of Orthopaedic & Spine Surgery KGMC/ Hayatabad Medical Complex Peshawar
  • Muhammad Zahid Khan Department of Orthopaedic & Spine Surgery KGMC/ Hayatabad Medical Complex Peshawar
  • Muhammad Waqar Department of Orthopaedic & Spine Surgery KGMC/ Hayatabad Medical Complex Peshawar
  • Abdul Satar Department of Orthopaedic & Spine Surgery KGMC/ Hayatabad Medical Complex Peshawar
  • Muhammad Saeed Department of Orthopaedic & Spine Surgery KGMC/ Hayatabad Medical Complex Peshawar
  • Muhammad Arif Department of Orthopaedic & Spine Surgery KGMC/ Hayatabad Medical Complex Peshawar

Abstract

Objectives: To find out the prevalence of lumbosacral transitional vertebrae (LSTV) among patients presented to Hayatabad medical complex, Peshawar.


Methods: This prospective observational study was conducted at Hayatabad Medical Complex Peshawar by Department of Orthopaedic & Spine Surgery. Study duration was one and half year from Jan 2015 to Jun 2016. In this prospective study, all those patients were included in whom lumbosacral spine x-rays were done regardless of the pathology. LSTV was identified and classified according to Castellvi classification.


Results:  In a total of 4939 patients, x-rays were examined with 574(11.6%) having LSTV. Mean age of the group with LSTV was 32.89 years + 10.12SD with minimum of 13 and maximum of 64 years. The overall prevalence of lumbarization was 2.1% and of Sacralization was 9.55%. According to Castellvi classification, distribution of various types of LSTV in the group was: type I (22.6%), type II (44.9%), type III (25.1%) and type IV (7.3%).


Conclusion:  LSTV is very common condition with prevalence of 11.6 % in our study and reported as high as 30% in other studies. It should be take into account while doing spine surgery

Author Biography

Muhammad Arif, Department of Orthopaedic & Spine Surgery KGMC/ Hayatabad Medical Complex Peshawar

Professor

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Published
2018-04-09
How to Cite
KHAN, Muhammad Bilal et al. Prevalence of Lumbosacral Transitional Vertebrae Among Patients Presented to Hayatabad Medical Complex, Peshawar. Journal of Pakistan Orthopaedic Association, [S.l.], v. 30, n. 01, p. 08-11, apr. 2018. ISSN 2076-8966. Available at: <http://www.jpoa.org.pk/index.php/upload/article/view/183>. Date accessed: 25 apr. 2018.