Spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis in military parachutists.

  title={Spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis in military parachutists.},
  author={Andrew W Kirkpatrick and T V Smallman},
  journal={Military medicine},
  volume={156 12},
This paper reports on three cases of symptomatic low back pain in three paratroopers in association with bilateral L5 spondylolysis and L5 on S1 spondylolisthesis. The controversy regarding the etiology of this lesion as well as the problems of establishing causality when associated with parachuting injuries are discussed. These cases raise the issue of… CONTINUE READING