Study of the Lumbosacral Angles of Males in Port Harcourt, South- South, Nigeria
Keywords:Lumbosacral angles, Males, Reference Values, Nigeria
Background: This study was carried out to evaluate the lumbosacral angles of males in the south south geopolitical region of Nigeria in the age group.
Methods: A total of 100 lumbosacral lateral radiographs of normal from subjects South South geopolitical region of Nigeria taken in the department of Radiology, UPTH were evaluated. The lumbosacral angles were measured using Ferguson's method.
Results: The mean lumbosacral angle in the sample population is 36.T+/- 9.41o.The lumbosacral angle was found to increase with age up to a maximum in the age group of 36-40years.It remains fairly constant there after until the seventh decade.
Conclusion: The normal range of lumbosacral angles in Nigerians of South-South geopolitical zone is demonstrated and it does not increase significantly after the age 36-40years
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