Research Article

Relationship between Endplate Defects, Modic Change, Disc Degeneration, and Facet Joint Degeneration in Patients with Low Back Pain

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Endplate defects in association with Pfirrmann grades and intervertebral disc levels. (a) Comparison of distributions for DD on different grades of endplate defects. (b) Comparison of distributions for endplate defects on different levels. Abbreviations: ED: endplate defect; DD: disc degeneration.