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The spine is made up of a series of connected bones called "vertebrae." In about 5 percent of the adult population, there is a developmental crack in one of the vertebrae, usually at the point at which the lower (lumbar) part of the spine joins the tailbone (sacrum).

Spondylolysis and Spondylolisthesis of the Lumbar Spine

Spondylolysis and Spondylolisthesis of the Lumbar Spine Pediatric Orthopaedic Department Massachusetts General Hospital Introduction: Spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis are the most common causes of structural back pain in children and adolescents.

Diagnosis and Treatment of Degenerative Lumbar Spondylolisthesis

North American Spine Society Evidence-Based Clinical Guidelines for Multidisciplinary Spine Care Diagnosis and Treatment of Degenerative Lumbar Spondylolisthesis William C. Watters III, MD, Committee Chair Christopher Bono, MD, Surgical Treatment Chair Thomas Gilbert, MD, Diagnosis/Imaging Chair ...

Structural Yoga Therapy Boulder, Co July 2006

2 Case Study 1a. Initial Intake The client is a 48-year-old female, is 5' 2", weighs 148 lbs and was diagnosed with spondylolisthesis two and a half years ago.

Understanding and Diagnosing Spondylolysis and Spondylolisthesis

A common belief in pediatrics is that back pain in children is rare. In reality, back pain is common in children - especially among those who are involved in sports and within the growth-spurt ages of 10 to 15.


SPONDYLOLISTHESIS Spondylolisthesis (spon-dee-low-lis-thee-sis) is when one vertebra slips forward on the vertebra below it. There are two main parts of the spine that keep the vertebrae aligned: the disc and the facet joint.

Degenerative Lumbar Spondylolisthesis

Spondylolisthesis Ñ Progressive degeneration of the facet joints Ñ Listhesis causes spinal stenosis with neurogenic claudication Ñ Patients have been noted to have deficient coronal portions of the facet and narrow lamina Ñ Primary symptoms are from: Ñ Lateral recess stenosis -from forward ...

Year2003, Volume11, No2

Degenerative spondylolisthesis at the L4-L5 in a 32-year-old female with previous fusion for idiopathic scoliosis: A case report Year2003, Volume11, No2

Synopsis of Causation

Ministry of Defence Synopsis of Causation Spondylolisthesis (incorporating Spondylolysis and Spondyloptosis) Author: Dr Tony Woolfson, Medical Author, Medical Text, Edinburgh Validator: Professor Sean P F Hughes, Charing Cross Hospital, London September 2008

Spinal Instability &

Types of spondylolisthesis: Dysplastic - congenital abnormality of fifth lumbar vertebrae on the sacrum, 94% of these associated with spina bifida occulta Isthmic ...