By Human Media

  • Category: Medical
  • Release Date: 2010-01-26
  • Current Version: 1.4
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 60.80 MB
  • Developer: Human Media
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
Score: 2
From 17 Ratings


mLumbarDegenerativeDiscDisease is an introduction to lumbar degenerative disc disease. The app presents simple visualizations, medical images and educational notes for anyone seeking an understanding of the causes and structural changes of this disease. REVIEWS "This App helped me understand the back issues I have…" - Mal down under AUS FEATURES • Compressive Forces - discusses the compressive forces applied to the spine during movement • Discs Weakened by - the factors that can weaken the ability of the intervertebral disc to withstand compressive forces • Minor Disc Injuries - excessive forces applied to the back can cause minor injuries to the intervertebral discs • Degeneration - repeated stresses and injuries can cause wear and tear on the discs and joints of the back • Annulus Tears - small annulus tears can accumulate to weaken the annulus fibrosus of the intervertebral disc • Disc Collapse - how nucleus damage and dehydration leads to intervertebral disc height collapse • Vertebral Body Lipping - how vertebral body osteophytes or lipping forms • Facet Joint Mal-alignment - shows how facet joint mal-alignment leads to facet joint degenerative arthritis • Facet Joint Osteophytes - how a facet joint osteophyte can compress the adjacent spinal cord and nerve root • Ligamentum Hypertrophy - how stress on the ligamentum flava causes ligamentum hypertrophy, then combined with ligamentum sagging caused by intervertebral disc height collapse, causes spinal canal stenosis • Summary - the degenerative disc disease processes of disc collapse and bulging, vertebral body lipping, facet joint osteophytes, ligamentum flavum hypertrophy and spondylolisthesis • Medical Imaging - images of degenerated lumbar discs • Pain Control - the irreversibility of degenerative disc disease and the option of pain control • Conservative Treatment - non-surgical treatment options • Surgery Indications - reasons for surgery for degenerative disc disease and some surgical options BENEFITS • patient education • anatomically accurate • improved understanding, commitment, outcomes and satisfaction MORE INFORMATION mLumbarDDD is part of the lumbar spine library of patient education applications. Anatomate-apps have a range of spine apps including the reference apps iSpineCare, iSpineOperations and iSpinePainManagement.



  • Mlumbardegenerativedicsdiseas

    By Levhunt
    Yuck! An elementary school level app. A waste of $1.99.
  • Doc

    By Kga51
    Waste of money! Too short! Not enough information. It's sad....they could have done a great job with this app! Graphics much better than I expected. It's appears the maker just wants to 'give' as little as possible for 'as much' as possible! A pitty! It could've been good!
  • Conservative Approach Only

    By Holistic Health Doctor
    Poor perspective leaves out alternative choices.
  • Do not buy

    By hoboken doc
    Agree with all other reviews not worth three dollars. It is well done but short and not really useful to show patients
  • Not worth it

    I thought this was inter active
  • Ripoff

    By rueberry
    Great graphics; not enough information. Also took me less than three minutes to read through it all. Want refund!
  • Worth every penny!

    By Cookefan
    The only thing missing is how to somehow just play all the videos back to back staright through. It's annoying to have to open a 20sec video only to open another and another. So other than that, I luv it. Patients love it, do more! I'll give it an extra 2 stars when this is addressed.
  • Not so good...

    By Spineguy10
    The App. is very well done.. Nice animated graphics, but not much else... The information was spot on as well.... BUT!!! It took me all of 2 minutes to get through the content... Don't waste your money! This app is cute, but it should be free!! NOT .. I REPEAT.. NOT WORTH 4 BUCKS! not even worth .99... oops! they got me!