2.4. Spine - Spondylolysis and Spondylolisthesis Flashcards Preview

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Flashcards in 2.4. Spine - Spondylolysis and Spondylolisthesis Deck (10):
1

What is Spondylolysis a defect of?

Pars Interarticularis

2

What is Spondylolisthesis?

Anterior Vertebral Translation (Slippage) of:
1. Cephalad Vertebrae (Above)
on
2. Caidad Vertebrae (Below)

3

What are the symptoms of Spondylolysis?

1. Low Back Pain
2. Occasionally Radicular Symptoms

4

What are the investigations for Spondylolysis?

1. Plain Radiographs
2. CT Scan
3. MRI Scan
4. Bone Scan

5

What is the treatment of Spondylolysis?

1. Nonoperative
2. Injection Therapy
3. Surgery

6

What are the 2 classifications of Spondylolisthesis?

1. Radiographical (Meyerding)
2. Aetiological (Wiltse)

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What are the Rdiographic (Meyerding) Classifications of Spondylolisthesis?

1. Grade 1 (0-25%)
2. Grade 2 (25-50%)
3. Grade 3 (50-75%)
4. Grade 4 (75-100%)

8

What is the definition of Spondyloptosis?

The complete slipping of the top vertebrae on the bottom vertebrae

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What are the Aetiological (Wiltse) Classifications of Spondylolisthesis?

1. Congenital
2. Isthmic
3. Degenerative
4. Traumatic
5. Pathologic

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What are the treatment of Spondylolisthesis?

1. Conservative with Lifestyle Changes
2. Surgery for Persistent Pain +/- Nerve Root Entrapment

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