Grade 1 Spondylolisthesis Case Study New York City, …

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The x-ray below shows you a good example of a lumbar spondylolisthesis.

Isthmic spondylolisthesis can be the result of a genetic failure of bone formation in the spinal vertebrae; usually physical stresses to the spine then break down the weak or insufficiently formed vertebral components. Repeated heavy lifting, stooping, or twisting can cause small fractures to occur in the vertebral structure and lead to the slippage of one vertebra over another. Weightlifters, football players, and gymnasts often suffer from this disorder due to the considerable stress placed on their spines.


Lumbosacral Spondylolisthesis: Background, …

Kalichman L, Hunter DJ. Diagnosis and conservative management of degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis. Eur Spine J. 2008;17(3):327-35.

Dufour N, Thamsborg G, Oefeldt A, Lundsgaard C, Stender S. Treatment of Chronic Low Back Pain A Randomized, Clinical Trial Comparing Group-Based Multidisciplinary Biopsychosocial Rehabilitation and IntensiveIndividual Therapist-Assisted Back Muscle Strengthening Exercises. SPINE2010, Volume 35, Number 5, pp 469–476


Balderston, RA et al, Iatrogenic lumbar spondylolisthesis: ..

Gibson JN, Grant IC, Waddell G (1999) The Cochrane review of surgery for lumbar disc prolapse and degenerative lumbar spondylosis. Spine, 24(17): 1820-32.

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Geisler FH, Blumenthal SL, Guyer RD, McAfee PC, Regan JJ, Johnson JP, Mullin B (2004) Neurological complications of lumbar artificial disc replacement and comparison of clinical results with those related to lumbar arthrodesis in the literature: results of a multicenter, prospective, randomized investigational device exemption study of Charite intervertebral disc. Invited submission from the Joint Section Meeting on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves, March 2004. J Neurosurg Spine, 1(2): 143-54.

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Madan S, Boeree NR (2003) Outcome of the Graf ligamentoplasty procedure compared with anterior lumbar interbody fusion with the Hartshill horseshoe cage. Eur Spine J, 12(4): 361-8.