Clinical and Radiological Anatomy of the Lumbar Spine

5th Edition


  • Nikolai Bogduk
    • Electronic ISBN 9780702051661

    Key Features

    • Presents a clear and accessible overview of the basic science relating to the structure and function of the lumbar spine
    • Written by an internationally renowned expert in the fields of both clinical anatomy and back pain
    • Describes the structure of the individual components of the lumbar spine, as well as the intact spine
    • Goes beyond the scope of most anatomy books by endeavouring to explain why the vertebrae and their components are constructed the way they are
    • Provides an introduction to biomechanics and spinal movement with special emphasis on the role of the lumbar musculature
    • Explores both embryology and the process of aging in the context of spinal structure and function
    • Explores mechanical back pain within the context of the structural and biomechanical principles developed earlier in the volume
    • Extensive reference list allows readers seeking to undertake research projects on some aspect of the lumbar spine with a suitable starting point in their search through the literature
    • Perfect for use both as an initial resource in undergraduate training in physiotherapy and physical medicine or as essential reading for postgraduate studies

    Table of Contents

    1. The lumbar vertebrae

    2. The interbody joint and the intervertebral discs

    3. The zygapophysial joints – detailed structure

    4. The ligaments of the lumbar spine

    5. The lumbar lordosis and the vertebral canal

    6. The sacrum

    7. Basic biomechanics

    8. Movements of the lumbar spine

    9. The lumbar muscles and their fasciae

    10. Nerves of the lumbar spine

    11. Blood supply of the lumbar spine

    12. Embryology and development

    13. Age changes in the lumbar spine

    14. The sacroiliac joint

    15. Low back pain

    16. Instability

    17. Reconstructive anatomy

    18. Radiographic anatomy

    19. Sagittal magnetic resonance scans

    20. Axial magnetic resonance imaging



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    Churchill Livingstone
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    About the author

    Nikolai Bogduk