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Anthropology

2000

Scott Legge

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Physical Anthropology Of The Arctic, G Scott, Scott Legge, Robert Lane, Susan Steen, Steven Street Dec 1999

Physical Anthropology Of The Arctic, G Scott, Scott Legge, Robert Lane, Susan Steen, Steven Street

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Effects Of Age And Gender On The Frequencies Of Spondylolysis And Spina Bifida Occulta In A Skeletal Collection From Golovin Bay, Alaska, Scott Legge Dec 1999

Effects Of Age And Gender On The Frequencies Of Spondylolysis And Spina Bifida Occulta In A Skeletal Collection From Golovin Bay, Alaska, Scott Legge

Scott Legge

It has been suggested that the occurrence of spondylolysis is dependent on both gender and age. This study determined the frequency of spondylolysis in a skeletal population from Golovin Bay, AK in relation to gender and age differences. Spondylolysis was characterized only in individuals with complete lumbar regions (n=52). The overall frequency for this population is 46.9%. No statistical differences were found between males and females, and the frequency was independent of age.

Possible causes for spondylolysis include a genetic predisposition for lysis or microfractures from repetitive stresses on the lower back (see review Newell, 1995). The occurrence ...