Operative treatment of spondylolisthesis in young patients.

  title={Operative treatment of spondylolisthesis in young patients.},
  author={Luc Laurent and Kalevi Osterman},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
In a series of 91 patients under 20 years of age with lytic spondylolisthesis treated by different operations, 66 (73%) showed a displacement of more than 30 per cent at admission. If the displacement exceeds 30 per cent, it often progresses to a subtotal olisthesis. Spinal fusion should be performed before the displacement exceeds a third of the length of the vertebra. A posterior fusion with two massive tibial grafts was carried out in 78 patients (87.5%). Concurrent with fusion laminectomy… CONTINUE READING


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