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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 16, Issue 2, Sept 2015 pp 307-308

Research Article

Prevalence of cervical spondylosis and outcome:  A hospital based study

Ajay Kogta1, Rajendra Sarode2

1,2Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, Dr Ulhas Patil Medical College and Hospital, Jalgaon, Maharashtra, INDIA.

Background: Spondylosis is the age-related degenerative change in the spinal column. Approximately quarter of the individuals below forty years of age, half of individuals above forty years of age and around 85% of individuals above sixty years of age have some degree of disc degeneration. Objective: The present study was done to describe the prevalence of Cervical Spondylosis and its outcome at orthopaedics inpatient department of a tertiary care hospital. Methods: The present clinical study was carried out at orthopaedics department of our tertiary care hospital. Study duration was from Jan 2013 to Dec 2013. Total patients admitted in the orthopaedics ward during the study period were analyzed. Prevalence of Cervical Spondylosis was assessed. Age and sex distribution of the patients and the outcome at orthopaedics inpatient department of a tertiary care hospital was described. Results: Total 2161 patients were admitted at the orthopaedics ward during the study period. Prevalence of Cervical Spondylosis was 5.23% with a total of 113 patients out of 2161 patients. Most of the patients were between 40 - 60 years of age. The average age of study group was 43.3 years. There was a predominance of females with a proportion of 66.37 percent i.e. 75 patients were females out of 113 patients. Outcome was good with all the patients being discharged with either improvement or recovery from clinical symptoms.