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Related to spondylolisthesis: spondylolysis, spondylitis


Forward displacement of one of the lower lumbar vertebrae over the vertebra below it or on the sacrum.

[New Latin spondylolisthēsis : Greek spondulos, vertebra + Greek olisthēsis, dislocation, slipping (from olisthanein, to slip).]
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Noun1.spondylolisthesis - a forward dislocation of one vertebra over the one beneath it producing pressure on spinal nerves
dislocation - a displacement of a part (especially a bone) from its normal position (as in the shoulder or the vertebral column)


n. espondilolistesis, desplazamiento anterior de una vértebra sobre otra, gen. la cuarta lumbar sobre la quinta o ésta sobre el sacro.
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Lilly, 33, ran a sandwich shop on Yarm Lane before opening in Norton, but had to stop due to an agonising back condition, Spondylolisthesis.
The topics include late sequelae of untreated pediatric deformity, novel nonfusion growth-modulating techniques for pediatric scoliosis, adolescent spondylolisthesis associated with scoliosis: which condition surgery should address, safety and complication in pediatric surgery, and measuring outcomes in pediatric spinal deformity.
Additionally, the Camber Spine SPIRA-C Open Matrix Cervical Interbody device is indicated for use at one or two contiguous levels in the cervical spine, from C3-C7, in skeletally mature patients who have had six weeks of non-operative treatment for the degenerative disk disease (DDD) with up to Grade 1 spondylolisthesis.
Some medical conditions that can cause sciatica include herniated discs, lumbar spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, piriformis syndrome (when the piriformis muscle presses on the sciatic nerve), spondylolisthesis (a condition in which a vertebra slips out of place), and diabetes.
The new indications also include use in the thoracic spine and at the thoracolumbar junction for treatment of disc degeneration disease or degenerative spondylolisthesis at one or two adjacent levels.
Several studies have also shown that facet tropism is a predisposing factor including lumbar disc hernia, lumbar degenerative spondylolisthesis, facet osteoarthritis, and mechanical lumbar pain.
Recent diagnostic imaging investigations had revealed a high-grade lumbosacral spondylolisthesis (Figures 1-3).
5 In Spondylolisthesis there are bilateral fractures in the pars interarticularis of the spine and severe tightness is present in hamstrings group.
X-ray of the lumbosacral spine revealed reduced intervertebral disc space at LV4/ LV5 and LV5/SV1 levels and grade-I spondylolisthesis at LV5/SV1 level with defect in pars interarticularis of LV5 (figure 3).
Conclusion: TLIF is a safe and effective procedure for reducing chronic low back pain as a result of DDD, instability and spondylolisthesis.
In only 9% of cases was an underlying pathologic condition found: 29 patients had spondylolysis or spondylolisthesis, 9 had Scheuermann's kyphosis, 5 had a syrinx, 2 had a herniated disk, 1 had hydromyelia, I had a tethered cord, and I had an intraspinal tumor.

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