Spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis: prevalence and association with low back pain in the adult community-based population.

@article{Kalichman2009SpondylolysisAS,
  title={Spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis: prevalence and association with low back pain in the adult community-based population.},
  author={Leonid Kalichman and David Hakbum Kim and Ling Li and Ali Guermazi and Valery Berkin and David J. Hunter},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2009},
  volume={34 2},
  pages={199-205}
}
STUDY DESIGN Cross-sectional study. OBJECTIVES To determine prevalence rates of spondylolysis, isthmic, and degenerative spondylolisthesis in an unselected adult community-based population; and to evaluate the association of spondylolysis, isthmic, and degenerative spondylolisthesis with low back pain (LBP). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis are prevalent in the general population; however, the relationship between these conditions and LBP is controversial… CONTINUE READING
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