Analysis of factors influencing ligamentum flavum thickness in lumbar spine - A radiological study of 1070 disc levels in 214 patients.


Spine Surgery Department, Sri Ramachandra Medical University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. Electronic address: [Email]


The pathomechanism and factors influencing hypertrophy of the Ligamentum flavum in the lumbar spine still requires a confident specificity. We aimed to analyse the association between various factors and Ligamentum Flavum Thickness (LFT) and also to investigate the major contributor for Ligamentum Flavum Hypertrophy (LFH) at various levels in the lumbar spine.


Disc height,Facet tropism,Ligamentum flavum thickness,Pfirrmann's grade,