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Progression of Condition of the Lumbar Spine: L2 to S1
Progression of Condition of the Lumbar Spine: L2  to S1

This medical exhibit compares three radiological films. rnThe first image is directly based on the film and will show the following injuries: L3 severely comminuted /displaced vertebral fracture involving the anterior column with a height loss of 60%; L5 superior endplate compression fracture; Broad based disc bulges at L2-3, L3-4 and L5 -S1. The second image is directly based on the film and shows the following degenerative changes:L3 old compression fracture (butterfly shape) with retro-pulsion; L5 biconcave appearance. rnThe following degenerative disc injuries will also be shown: L2-3 disc bulge/osteophyte complex; L3-4 central disc herniation; L4-5 disc bulge; L5- S1 posterior disc bulge. The third image is directly based on the radiology study and shows the following degenerative changes: L3 chronic vertebral fracture involving the superior and inferior endplates with a 50% reduction of vertebral height; Annular bulging at L2-3, L3-4, L4-5 and L5-S1.

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Last Updated: Mar 5th, 2020

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