This volume is a comprehensive, state-of-the-art clinical reference on spondylolysis, spondylolisthesis, and degenerative spondylolisthesis. Leading experts from the United States, Europe, and Israel present the latest concepts and findings on the biomechanics, clinical presentation, imaging, diagnosis, natural evolution, and conservative and surgical treatment of these vertebral conditions in adults and in children. A major portion of the book focuses on current strategies for surgical treatment in adults.
Table of Contents
BASICS The Anatomy of the Neural Arch of the Lumbar Spine, with References to Spondylolysis, Spondylolisthesis and Degenerative Spondylolisthesis Biomechanics of Spondylolysis and Spondylolisthesis Biomechanics of Spondylolysis with Reference to Its Etiology, Diagnosis, Treatment and Slippage Mechanics of Neurological Impingement Does It Hurt and Why? DIAGNOSIS Imaging of Lumbar Spondylolisthesis The Value of Bone Scintigraphy and CT-Scan in Diagnosis and Treatment of Active Spondylolysis in Elite Athletes Dynamic MRI Using the Upright or Positional MRI Scanner Classification of Spondylolysis and Spondylolisthesis CLINICAL PRESENTATION Children Sport, Spondylolysis and Spondylolysthesis CONSERVATIVE TREATMENT Children Natural Evolution and Conservative Treatment of Adult Spondylolisthesis Spondylolisthesis and Bracing Rehabilitation SURGICAL TREATMENT: CHILDREN Surgical Treatment of High Grade Spondylolisthesis: An Analysis of 18 Patients SURGICAL TREATMENT: ADULTS LYTIC Direct Repair of the Pars Interarticularis for Spondylolysis Isthmic Reconstruction with Pedicle Screws and A V Shaped Rod in Spondylolysis Without Degenerative Disk Disease Treatment of Lumbar Spondylolisthesis and Related Unstable Spinal Lesions: The Usefulness of PLIF with Cages and Semi-Rigid Interpedicular Posterior Fixation for Circumferential Arthrodesis and Prevention of Adjacent Degeneration A New Spondylolisthesis Reduction Technique Spondylolisthesis Stabilization and Reduction through MIS Approach The Economics of Spondylolysis Video-Assisted ALIF with Cage and Anterior Plate Fixation for L5-S1 Spondylolisthesis Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF) in Spondylolisthesis Treatment of Adult, Low Grade, Isthmic, Spondylolisthesis: What Is the Evidence? Progression and Surgical Management of Isthmic Spondylolisthesis in Adults SURGICAL TREATMENT: ADULTS DEGENERATIVE Surgical Treatment of Degenerative Spondylolisthesis: Simple Decompression Without Fusion Pedicle Navigation in Spondylothesis Bone Graft Alternatives in Spinal Surgery The Place of Vertebrectomy in the Treatment of Spondylolisthesis/Spondyloptosis Surgery for Spondylolisthesis: RCT Evidence from the Cochrane Review The Use of Outcome Scales in the Management of Spondylolysis The Problem of Instrumentation in Poorer Countries Clinical Outcome Following: Surgical Treatment of Spondylolysis