To conduct a descriptive study to find measures of central tendency in the vertebral bodies L3, L4, and L5 in the Mexican population.
Fifty patients were considered, 33 male and 17 female, aged between 30 and 55 years. Measurements were performed at the levels L3, L4 and L5 taking the interpedicular distance (A), mid-sagittal diameter (B), anteroposterior distance (AP) and the depth of lateral recess (R) in axial 2-mm sections of CT scans (Somaton Emotion, SIEMENS, 2 sections) in a Mexican population with healthy vertebral bodies, with no history of lumbar pathology.
Overall, the measures obtained were mean interpedicular distance of 22.80 in L3, range of 16.34/28.72. In L4, mean of 23.83, range of 17.62/27.92. In L5, mean of 25.28, range of 21.88/31.29.
This study managed to make a database that did not exist in Mexico, using measures of central tendency. Therefore, it opens the way for it to be possible, in future studies, to identify predictive factors or even developing implants.