Archives of orthopaedic and traumatic surgery

, Volume 96, Issue 2, pp 149–152 | Cite as

Zygaphophysial arthropathy

Intervertebral apophyseal joint arthropathy
  • G. Ravichandran
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Normal saline injections into appropriate zygaphophysial joints were carried out on low back pain suffers to reproduce the pain. Patients were selected on certain defined clinical criteria for inclusion to this pilot study. Only five out of ten patients reported accurate pain reproduction and these were thought to suffer from zygaphophysial arthropathy. It is argued that recognition of this condition will influence its management.


Public Health Pilot Study Back Pain Normal Saline Clinical Criterion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Ravichandran
    • 1
  1. 1.Harlow Wood Orthopaedic HospitalNotts.England

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