Spondilolysis / listhesis in athletes: Prevention better than cure

Spondylolisthesis is a condition of the spine whereby one of the vertebra slips forward or backward compared to the next vertebra. Forward slippage of one vertebra on another is referred to as anterolisthesis, while backwards slippage is referred to as retrolisthesis. Spondylolisthesis can lead to a deformity of the spine as well as a narrowing of the spinal canal or compression of the exiting nerve roots.

Date
: 27 November 2013
Author
: Smuts, A.
Year
: 2013
Volume
: Vol 1
Publication
: The Medalist (University of Pretoria - HPC)
Media Type
: Article
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