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Year : 2000  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 40-43

Lumbo-sacral osteoarthritis in adult Nigerians

Departrnent Medicine , Otibhor Okhae Federal Medical Centre , Irrua, Edo State, Nigeria

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O G Opadijo
Department of Medicine, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Kware State
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One hundred and eighty-eight adult Nigerian (112females and 76 males) were screened for lumbo-sacral osteoarthritis (LSOA) both clinically and radiographically. Eighty (42.6%) patients had osteoarthritis5. Females(52) were significantly more affected than males (ͳ8), p < O. 001. Factors that have contributed to the development of LSOA include female gender, advancing age,_ occupation, physical activities as well as increased body mass index (BMI) of the patients. Load carriage on the head and neck by the patients also contributed to the genesis of LSOA. There has also a good correlation between the radiographic severity of osteoarthritis (OA) and appearance of symptoms.

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