A Case Report of Chronic Low Back Pain with Ochronosis


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Yalcin S., Tiftik T., Kara M., Karabay I., Ersoz M., AKKUŞ S.

TURKIYE FIZIKSEL TIP VE REHABILITASYON DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION, vol.60, no.2, pp.166-170, 2014 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 60 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/tftrd.2014.09734
  • Journal Name: TURKIYE FIZIKSEL TIP VE REHABILITASYON DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.166-170
  • Keywords: Ochronosis, alkaptonuria, lumbar disc herniation, low back surgery, LUMBAR DISC HERNIATION, ALKAPTONURIA, ARTHROPATHY

Abstract

Reported here is a 47-year-old man with ochronosis and ongoing low back and leg pain symptoms who underwent low back surgery due to lumbar disc hernia. Presenting this patient, we caution clinicians to consider ochronosis in the differential diagnosis of lumbar discopathy, and we would like to emphasize again the roles of x-ray imaging as an initial diagnostic method and conservative treatment before surgical interventions for relevant pathologies.