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Child's Nervous System

, Volume 17, Issue 4–5, pp 275–282 | Cite as

Intervertebral foraminal ligaments of the lumbar spine: anatomy and biomechanics

  • H. K. Park
  • Satish Rudrappa
  • Manuel Dujovny
  • Fernando G. Diaz
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Abstract 

The anatomical existence of the transforaminal ligaments has been studied extensively. However, there are very few studies examining how the transforaminal ligaments could be involved in the causation of nerve root compression and the low back pain syndrome. In this article, the authors review earlier studies in an attempt to find anatomical and biomechanical correspondence between the intervertebral foraminal ligaments of the lumbar spine and the low back pain syndrome.

Keywords Intervertebral foramen Transforaminal ligaments Nerve root Lumbar foraminal stenosis 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. K. Park
    • 1
  • Satish Rudrappa
    • 1
  • Manuel Dujovny
    • 1
  • Fernando G. Diaz
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Neurosurgery, Wayne State University, School of Medicine, 550 East Canfield Avenue, Room 38, Detroit, MI 48201, USA Tel.: +1-313-5770966 Fax: +1-313-5770973US

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