Degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis. Part I: Etiology, pathogenesis, pathomorphology, and clinical features.

@article{Postacchini1991DegenerativeLS,
  title={Degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis. Part I: Etiology, pathogenesis, pathomorphology, and clinical features.},
  author={Franco Postacchini and Dario Perugia},
  journal={Italian journal of orthopaedics and traumatology},
  year={1991},
  volume={17 2},
  pages={165-73}
}
The authors analyze the clinical features and the results of various imaging studies in 77 patients with degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis. The most commonly olisthetic vertebra was L-4, followed by L-3. The extent of the olisthesis ranged from 8-43%. Forty-two percent of the patients with L-3 or L-4 olisthesis had reduced mobility of the underlying vertebra. Five different clinical pictures were present: no symptoms except occasional low back pain; chronic low back pain with no radicular… CONTINUE READING