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Table 4 Distribution of the 875 articular process and rib joint lesions among the 30 articulation levels summary. The raw data for this table are in Supplemental Table 2

From: Osteochondrosis and other lesions in all intervertebral, articular process and rib joints from occiput to sacrum in pigs with poor back conformation, and relationship to juvenile kyphosis

Segment Articulation levels Lesions Left: right side of the pig Mean lesions per articulation level Minimum Maximum Median lesions Cranial side only Rib side only Caudal side only Multiple sides
Cervical 7 114 58:56
50.9%:49.1%
16.3 7
Atlanto-occipital joint
26
C3–4
17 26
22.8%
34
29.8%
54
47.4%
Thoracic 16 361a 161:200
44.6%:55.4%
22.6 11
T6–7
37
T3–4
23.5 148
41%
30
8.3%
31
8.6%
152
42.1%
Lumbar 7 400 194:206
48.5%:51.5%
57.1 24
L6-S1
73
L2–3
57 158
39.5%
30
7.5%
212
53%
Whole spine 30 875 413:462
47.2%:52.8%
29.2 7 73 25 332
37.9%
30
3.4%
95
10.8%
418
47.8%
  1. a189 lesions in articular process joints and 172 lesions in rib head and tubercle joints