Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 8; Issue 1.1 (January 2020)

Page No.: 7251-7255

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijar.2019.352


Balu Londhe *1, Rajendra Garud 2.

*1 Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, Bharati Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University) Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra, India.

2 Professor and Head of Department of Anatomy, Bharati Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University) Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra, India.

Corresponding Author: Dr. Balu Londhe, Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, Bharati Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University) Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra, India. E-Mail: dr.lbaloo@gmail.com


Introduction: Low backache is one of the most common symptoms of lumbar canal stenosis and it developed an interest among anatomists to do osteological analysis of lumbar canal. The aim of the current study was to create the morphometric database of lumbar canal dimensions in context of its applied clinical implications.

Materials and Methods: A dry bone study was carried out on 47 adult human lumbar vertebral sets obtained from various medical colleges in Pune District of Maharashtra. Anteroposterior (LCAP) and transverse (LCT) diameters of lumbar canal were measured by ‘Digital Vernier Caliper with 0.01 mm precision’. The data analysis was done in SPSS Version 20 and ‘ANOVA’ test was applied to evaluate statistical differences.

Results: Lumbar canal antero-posterior (LCAP) diameters decreased from L1 to L5 vertebrae whereas there was gradual increase in Lumbar canal   transverse (LCT) diameter from first to fifth lumbar vertebra.

Conclusion: The present study reported statistically significant differences in the dimensions of lumbar canal of L1 to L5 in Indian population. This morphometric baseline data can be utilized in surgical management of low back pain as a result of lumbar canal stenosis.

Key words: Antero-posterior diameter, Dry bone study, Lumbar canal, Lumbar canal stenosis, Transverse diameter.


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Cite this article: Balu Londhe, Rajendra Garud. ANATOMICAL EVALUATION OF LUMBAR VERTEBRAL CANAL IN INDIAN POPULATION. Int J Anat Res 2020;8(1.1):7251-7255. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2019.352