L5 spondylolysis/spondylolisthesis: a comprehensive review with an anatomic focus

@article{Foreman2012L5SA,
  title={L5 spondylolysis/spondylolisthesis: a comprehensive review with an anatomic focus},
  author={Paul M. Foreman and Christoph J. Griessenauer and Koichi Watanabe and Michael J Conklin and Mohammadali M. Shoja and Curtis J. Rozzelle and Marios Loukas and R. Shane Tubbs},
  journal={Child's Nervous System},
  year={2012},
  volume={29},
  pages={209-216}
}
IntroductionSpondylolysis is most commonly observed in the lumbar spine, particularly L5, and is associated with spondylolisthesis, or anterior “slippage” of a vertebra in relation to an adjacent vertebra. Isthmic spondylolisthesis is the result of a pars interarticularis defect and will be the only type of spondylolisthesis addressed in this review.ConclusionsSpondylolysis and spondylolisthesis represent a relatively common cause of low back pain, especially in young athletes, and a less… 
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