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Prevalence of osteoarthritis, osteoporotic vertebral fractures, and spondylolisthesis among the elderly in a Japanese village.
J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong). 2006 Apr; 14(1):9-12.JO

Abstract

PURPOSE

To study the prevalence of osteoarthritis, osteoporotic vertebral fractures, and spondylolisthesis among elderly residents of a Japanese village and to examine the correlation between radiographic evidence of abnormality and lower back pain.

METHODS

205 men (mean age, 70.7 years) and 323 women (mean age, 70.5 years) in a Japanese village participated in this cross-sectional study. Plain lateral radiographs were taken from the lower thoracic spine to the sacral spine. They were evaluated by 3 independent orthopaedic surgeons for degree of osteoarthritis (using Weiner grading system) and the presence of osteoporotic vertebral fractures and spondylolisthesis.

RESULTS

The prevalence of osteoarthritis in elderly Japanese villagers was 38.3%, whereas that of osteoporotic vertebral fractures and spondylolisthesis was 17.8% and 8.9%, respectively. There was no significant difference in osteoarthritis between men and women, but osteoporotic vertebral fractures and spondylolisthesis were significantly more common in females (p<0.01). No significant correlation was observed between lower back pain and radiographic evidence of degenerative spinal disease.

CONCLUSION

The prevalence of spondylolisthesis in elderly Japanese was much lower than that in whites or African Americans. The prevalence of osteoarthritis or osteoporotic vertebral fractures was comparable with other English or US studies. Radiographic evidence of osteoarthritis, osteoporotic vertebral fractures, and spondylolisthesis is not necessarily associated with lower back pain.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Mie University, Mie, Japan.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16598079

Citation

Horikawa, K, et al. "Prevalence of Osteoarthritis, Osteoporotic Vertebral Fractures, and Spondylolisthesis Among the Elderly in a Japanese Village." Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery (Hong Kong), vol. 14, no. 1, 2006, pp. 9-12.
Horikawa K, Kasai Y, Yamakawa T, et al. Prevalence of osteoarthritis, osteoporotic vertebral fractures, and spondylolisthesis among the elderly in a Japanese village. J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong). 2006;14(1):9-12.
Horikawa, K., Kasai, Y., Yamakawa, T., Sudo, A., & Uchida, A. (2006). Prevalence of osteoarthritis, osteoporotic vertebral fractures, and spondylolisthesis among the elderly in a Japanese village. Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery (Hong Kong), 14(1), 9-12.
Horikawa K, et al. Prevalence of Osteoarthritis, Osteoporotic Vertebral Fractures, and Spondylolisthesis Among the Elderly in a Japanese Village. J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong). 2006;14(1):9-12. PubMed PMID: 16598079.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Prevalence of osteoarthritis, osteoporotic vertebral fractures, and spondylolisthesis among the elderly in a Japanese village. AU - Horikawa,K, AU - Kasai,Y, AU - Yamakawa,T, AU - Sudo,A, AU - Uchida,A, PY - 2006/4/7/pubmed PY - 2006/12/9/medline PY - 2006/4/7/entrez SP - 9 EP - 12 JF - Journal of orthopaedic surgery (Hong Kong) JO - J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong) VL - 14 IS - 1 N2 - PURPOSE: To study the prevalence of osteoarthritis, osteoporotic vertebral fractures, and spondylolisthesis among elderly residents of a Japanese village and to examine the correlation between radiographic evidence of abnormality and lower back pain. METHODS: 205 men (mean age, 70.7 years) and 323 women (mean age, 70.5 years) in a Japanese village participated in this cross-sectional study. Plain lateral radiographs were taken from the lower thoracic spine to the sacral spine. They were evaluated by 3 independent orthopaedic surgeons for degree of osteoarthritis (using Weiner grading system) and the presence of osteoporotic vertebral fractures and spondylolisthesis. RESULTS: The prevalence of osteoarthritis in elderly Japanese villagers was 38.3%, whereas that of osteoporotic vertebral fractures and spondylolisthesis was 17.8% and 8.9%, respectively. There was no significant difference in osteoarthritis between men and women, but osteoporotic vertebral fractures and spondylolisthesis were significantly more common in females (p<0.01). No significant correlation was observed between lower back pain and radiographic evidence of degenerative spinal disease. CONCLUSION: The prevalence of spondylolisthesis in elderly Japanese was much lower than that in whites or African Americans. The prevalence of osteoarthritis or osteoporotic vertebral fractures was comparable with other English or US studies. Radiographic evidence of osteoarthritis, osteoporotic vertebral fractures, and spondylolisthesis is not necessarily associated with lower back pain. SN - 1022-5536 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16598079/Prevalence_of_osteoarthritis_osteoporotic_vertebral_fractures_and_spondylolisthesis_among_the_elderly_in_a_Japanese_village_ L2 - https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/230949900601400103?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&amp;rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&amp;rfr_dat=cr_pub=pubmed DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -