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Table 4 Comparison of spinal process and spinal canal parameters

From: Morphological study of the posterior osseous structures of subaxial cervical spine in a population from northeastern China

Parameter Level Our study Panjabi (1991) [ 35 ] Tan (2004) [ 17 ]
SSPL C3 16.7 29.6 25.6
C4 17.4 30.3 30.3
C5 19.3 28.5 33.6
C6 27.1 34.2 40.5
C7 35.2 45.7 46.9
SCTD C3 22.3 22.9 19.2
C4 23.7 24.7 19.3
C5 24.8 24.9 20.3
C6 25.0 25.8 20.6
C7 24.4 24.5 19.7
SCLD C3 13.9 16.2 10.3
C4 13.5 17.7 10.3
C5 13.6 17.4 10.3
C6 14.0 18.1 10.3
C7 14.3 15.2 11.0
OSCA C3 225.1 248.7 149.7
C4 221.8 272.0 159.9
C5 229.1 249.5 166.8
C6 237.0 266.5 163.7
C7 231.1 223.8 167.5
  1. SSPL sagittal spinous process length, SCTD spinal canal transverse diameter, SCLD spinal canal longitudinal diameter, OSCA osseous spinal canal area.