TOTBİD Dergisi

TOTBİD Dergisi

2017, Cilt 16, Sayı, 4     (Sayfalar: 287-292)

Cervical degenerative disc disease: overview and epidemiology

İsmail Oltulu 1, Gürsel Saka 1

1 Fulya Ortopedi ve Omurga Merkezi, İstanbul

DOI: 10.14292/totbid.dergisi.2017.39
Görüntüleme: 225
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İndirme : 545

Age related degenerative changes in cervical spine are defined as cervical degenerative disease or cervical spondylolysis. Spondylolysis is the name of pathological changes of disc and ligaments within spur formation of vertebral body related to the aging of spine. These degenerative changes in cervical spine can occur due to genetic factors, trauma and other life characteristics besides aging. Age related degenerative changes are mostly seen after fifth decade; these are seen usually at C5-C6 disc, and generally asymptomatic. The clinical symptoms seen any time in 5% of general population, and it can evolve in a broad spectrum from axial neck pain to cervical radiculopathy and spondylotic myelopathy.

Anahtar Kelimeler : degenerative disc disease; cervical myelopathy; cervical spondylolysis