Scientific Paper (a comment on)
Interested medical professionals can read the full paper by Myron M. LaBan MD MMSc; Monica L. Green MD, as published in the American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, here.
A 10-yr retrospective review of 460,964 admissions to a 1,000-bed community teaching hospital identified 555 patients with a diagnosis of cervical spinal stenosis. Of this number, 118 were classified as “young.” With an occurrence rate of 26 per 100,000, in this series there was not a significant difference in sex throughout the decade. During the first 5 yrs of this study, 186 patients with cervical spinal stenosis were identified, of whom 37 were <51 yrs of age. Of 369 patients in the remaining 5-yr period with cervical spinal stenosis, 81 were <51 yrs of age. The proportion of those <51 yrs old between the two 5-yr periods was not statistically different. Although spinal stenosis, both cervical and lumbar, has been regarded as a disorder of the elderly, 21% of those with cervical spinal stenosis and 10% with lumbar spinal stenosis can be anticipated to be <51 yrs of age.
About Author Dr. Kingsley R. Chin
Dr. Kingsley R. Chin is a board-certified Harvard-trained orthopedic spine surgeon and professor with copious business and information technology experience. He sees a niche opportunity where medicine, business and information technology meet and is uniquely experienced at the intersection of these three professions. He currently serves as Professor of Clinical and Biomedical Sciences at the Charles E. Schmidt School of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University and Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery at the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine at Florida International University and has experience as Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School and Visiting Professor at the University of the West Indies.
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Scientific Paper Author & Citation Details
- Penn Spine Center, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Health System, White Building, 3400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA.