Characteristics of Ligamentum Flavum Hypertrophy in Developmental Spinal Stenosis


Grant Data
Project Title
Characteristics of Ligamentum Flavum Hypertrophy in Developmental Spinal Stenosis
Principal Investigator
Dr Cheung, Jason Pui Yin   (Principal investigator)
Co-Investigator(s)
Dr Samartzis Dino   (Co-Investigator)
Duration
12
Start Date
2014-06-01
Completion Date
2015-05-31
Amount
61495
Conference Title
Presentation Title
Keywords
Spine, Stenosis, ligamentum flavum hypertrophy, Histology
Discipline
Orthopaedics/Traumatology
Panel
Medicine
Sponsor
Other projects
HKU Project Code
AOSEA(R)2014-02
Grant Type
AOSpine International - General Award
Funding Year
2014/2015
Status
Completed
Objectives
The aim of study is to further understand the phenotype of developmental spinal stenosis. Our hypothesis is that patients with developmental narrowing of the spinal canal only require a smaller degree of disc degeneration and ligamentum flavum hypertrophy to develop symptoms as compared to the degenerative type of spinal stenosis.