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Spondylolisthesis: Diagram of L5 vertebra sitting correctly on the sacrum

fig. 1. Diagram of an L5 vertebra "sitting" corrtectly on the sacrum.

spondylolisthesis, normal lumbar 5 and sacral 1

fig. 1a. Diagram of an L5 vertebra slipping forward on the sacrum (i.e., spondylolisthesis)

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Updated on: 02/01/10
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