Orthopedic & Muscular System: Current Research

Orthopedic & Muscular System: Current Research
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Bertolotti’s Syndrome: Prevalence, Classification and Current Concepts of Management: A Review

Nilesh Barwar

Bertolotti’s Syndrome (BS) or Lumbosacral Transitional Vertebra (LSTV) is the most common congenital malformation of the lumbosacral junction. It encompasses from sacralization of L5 to lumbarization of S1. The prevalence ranges from 5% to 15% in different population base. Adolescents and middle-aged people are commonly affected. Clinical spectrum can range from asymptomatic individual to a constant low Backache (LBA) with or without radicular pain in buttocks or legs. Currently, there is no consensus about its association with low back pain and its subsequent management. We thoroughly evaluated all prominent literature regarding its diagnostic methods, classification, and subsequent management.

Published Date: 2019-01-09; Received Date: 2018-12-07