Lumbar Spondylolisthesis in a Sample of Iraqi Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis
Keywords:Rheumatoid arthritis,disease activities indices, spondylolysis, spondylolesthesis.
The aim of the study is to assess the prevalence of lumbar spondylolisthesis in rheumatoid arthritis patients.
A total of 100 patients with rheumatoid arthritis have been diagnosed according to the 2010 American
College of Rheumatology/European League against rheumatism classification criteria, and compared
with 100 healthy controls. Lumbar spondylolesthesis was reported in 27% of cases and 18% of controls.
Males represented 19% of cases and 22% of control group while females represented 81 % of cases and
78% of controls. Among patients with spondylolesthesis, degenerative type was reported in(66.7%), while
among controls with spondylolesthesis, the isthmic type was reported in (72.2%). The prevalence of lumbar
spondylolesthesis in Rheumatoid arthritis patients with chronic low back pain was significantly higher than
in controls. The prevalence of degenerative type was more common in rheumatoid arthritis patients, while
the prevalence of isthmic type was more common in controls.
How to Cite
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
. Copyright Policy
Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:-
-Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgment of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
-Authors continue to retain publishing rights to the article without restrictions.