Lumbar Spondylolisthesis: Spondylolytic, Dysplastic, Degenerative, Isthmic
Presented by: Dwight Tyndall, MD, FAAOS
Lumbar spondylolisthesis, a forward slippage of one vertebral body over the one beneath, is a common spinal condition that affects children and adults. Often accompanying a spondylolisthesis is spondylolysis—a defect in the pars interarticularis. SpineScan reviews several studies and highlights key points about adjacent disc and facet joint degeneration, nonoperative treatment, injection therapy, and trends in surgical techniques.