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Kim, Youn, Lee, Kim, and Yoo: A Study of the Relationship between Modic Type Changs 2 and Facet Joint Arthrosis
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Abstract

Objectives:

The purpose of this study was to observe the correlation between modic type changes 2 and facet joint arthrosis.

Methods:

We randomly selected the 93 patients with Lumbar MRI films who had been admitted to Haeundae Jaseng Korean Medicine Hospital from January to June 2015 Modic type changes 2 and facet joint arthrosis data were collected and statistically analyzed.

Results:

In this study, if the findings of the MRI showed modic type changes 2the cases of facet joint arthrosis increased.

Conclusions:

There was a significant correlation between modic type changes 2 and facet joint arthrosis

Fig. 1
Modic type 1 changes: hypointense on T1W1(left) and hyperintense on T2W1(right) at L3/4
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Fig. 2
Modic type 2 changes: hyperintense on T1W1(left) and isointense or hyperintense on T2W1(right) at L4/5
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Fig. 3
Modic type 3 changes: hypointense on both T1W1(left) and T2W1(right) at L4/5
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Table 1
Distribution of Sex and Age
Age Male(%) Female(%) Total(%)
20~29 1(3.0) 2(3.3) 3(3.2)
30~39 12(36.4) 5(8.3) 17(18.3)
40~49 11(33.3) 7(11.7) 18(19.4)
50~59 5(15.2) 18(30.0) 23(24.7)
60~69 3(9.1) 23(38.3) 26(27.9)
70~79 1(3.0) 4(6.7) 5(5.4)
80~89 0(0.0) 1(1.7) 1(1.1)

Displays the number of patients with percent(%)

Table 2
Distribution of Facet Joint Arthrosis according to Age
Facet Joint Arthrosis
Age Male(%) Female(%) Total(%)
20~29 0(0.0) 2(6.5) 2(4.3)
30~39 3(21.4) 0(0.0) 3(6.7)
40~49 5(35.7) 4(12.9) 9(20.0)
50~59 2(14.3) 10(32.3) 12(26.7)
60~69 3(21.4) 13(41.9) 16(35.6)
70~79 1(7.2) 2(6.4) 3(6.7)
80~89 0(0.0) 0(0.0) 0(0.0)

Displays the number of patients with percent(%)

Table 3
Distribution of Modic Type Change 2 and Facet Joint Arthrosis according to Lumbar Levels
Modic Type Changes 2(%) Facet Joint Arthrosis(%)
L1/2 1(0.8) 0(0.0)
L2/3 3(2.6) 2(4.2)
L3/4 9(7.8) 5(10.4)
L4/5 48(41.4) 24(50.0)
L5/S1 55(47.4) 17(35.4)

Displays the number of patients with percent(%)

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