By João Luiz Pinheiro-Franco, Alexander R. Vaccaro, Edward C. Benzel, H. Michael Mayer
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Bipedal locomotion has its own history, its own evolution. Most importantly, contrary to what has often been claimed, bipedalism was not initiated through the transformation of feet. The transition to walking exclusively upright on two feet undoubtedly began through adaptations within the pelvis, that is, from the pelvis downward to the feet. Australopithecus afarensis is, thus, the ﬁrst species that clearly demonstrates the adaptations wrought upon a skeleton by the simultaneous use of these two very different locomotion practices.
The lumbosacral articulation. An explanation of many cases of “lumbago”, “sciatica” and “paraplegia”. Boston Med Surg J. 1911;164: 365–72. 11. Sicard JA, Forestier J. Méthode générale d’exploration radiólogique par l’huile iodee (Lipiodol). Bull Mem Soc Med Hôpitaux de Paris. 1922;46:463. 12. Schmorl G, Junghanns H. Die gesunde und kranke Wirbelsäule in Röntgenbild und Klinik, 2nd ed. G. Thieme, Stuttgart; 1951. p. 203. 2 A Historical Overview of Sciatica 13. Dandy WE. Loose cartilage from intervertebral disk simulating tumor of the spinal cord.
He described these fragments as being “loose cartilage from the intervertebral disk,” simulating in their agglomeration, a spinal tumor . He was the ﬁrst to consider that intervertebral disk disease could be added to the list of indications for decompressive laminectomy. Alas! 1932: the Holy Grail sciatica was with reach. The landmark breakthrough was to happen in the United States by William Mixter (1880–1958) (Fig. 8) and Joseph S. Barr. These two orthopedists from the Massachusetts General Hospital proved beyond all reason of doubt, the relationship between alterations in the 2 A Historical Overview of Sciatica intervertebral disk caused by trauma or degeneration and sciatica.
Advanced Concepts in Lumbar Degenerative Disk Disease by João Luiz Pinheiro-Franco, Alexander R. Vaccaro, Edward C. Benzel, H. Michael Mayer