Published: 2018-08-24

Age and sex analysis of the modic changes in the vertebrae

Musa Acar, Şenay Burçin Alkan, Ayşegül Altunkeser, Nahide Baran, Kevser Tunç, Habibe Yılmaz, Cansel İlkaya


Background: Modic changes are common bone marrow and end plate changes that appear on magnetic resonance imaging of the lumbar spine. These changes are clinically associated with back pain and are generally classified into three types. In this study, we aimed to determine the frequency of patients with end plate deformities according to age and sex in their vertebrae.

Methods: The study was performed on 100 patients (50 females, 50 males) who were admitted to Konya Education Research Hospital and thoracic region bone structures screened with MRI.  

Results: Modic changes were observed most at L4-L5 levels.

Conclusions: We believe that the results obtained in our study will be beneficial in the surgeon, radiology and anatomy training.


Modic, Vertebrae, Anatomy

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