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Lumbosacral Traumatic Spondylolisthesis L5 to S1-Classification and Surgical Management of a Difficult Presentation – Lumbar Fusion

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This article discusses a case of lumbosacral traumatic spondylolisthesis L5-S1, a rare condition in which the L5 vertebra is displaced due to trauma. The patient, a 53-year-old, experienced cauda equina syndrome as a result of a fall from a height. The article focuses on the surgical management of this condition, which involved a posterior approach for screw fixation, spinal decompression, root foraminotomy, and interbody fusion. After the surgery, the patient reported immediate improvement in pain and was discharged after achieving clinical improvement with physical therapy. The article concludes that lumbosacral traumatic spondylolisthesis L5-S1 requires further study as there is no standardized classification, and surgical management including open reduction and fixation is the gold standard

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: Lumbosacral traumatic spondylolisthesis L5-S1 is an unusual pathology that requires further study as there is currently no standardized classification. Surgical management is the gold standard and includes open reduction with short transpedicular screw fixation in segment L5-S1 and other surgical interventions such as extension to the pelvis with iliac screws, screws to the L4 vertebral body, and use of lumbar interbody fusion cages.

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Int J Spine Surg. 2023 Oct 29:8553. doi: 10.14444/8553. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTINTRODUCTION: Lumbosacral traumatic spondylolisthesis L5-S1 is a rare clinical entity that compromises the stability of the L5 vertebra by displacing it anteriorly, laterally, or posteriorly on the S1 vertebral body secondary to osteotendinous and/or articular compromise of this segment due to trauma. This,

Int J Spine Surg. 2023 Oct 29:8553. doi: 10.14444/8553. Online ahead of print.

ABSTRACT

INTRODUCTION: Lumbosacral traumatic spondylolisthesis L5-S1 is a rare clinical entity that compromises the stability of the L5 vertebra by displacing it anteriorly, laterally, or posteriorly on the S1 vertebral body secondary to osteotendinous and/or articular compromise of this segment due to trauma. This pathology is difficult to classify and manage; although surgical management remains the gold standard, short- and long-term results in the literature are scarce and highly variable.

PATIENT PRESENTATION: We present the case of a 53-year-old patient with lumbar trauma due to a free fall from a height of 6 meters. The fall resulted in cauda equina syndrome secondary to lumbosacral traumatic spondylolisthesis L5-S1, which required immediate surgical management.

INTERVENTION AND OUTCOME: For surgical management, we used a posterior approach for L5-S1 transpedicular screw fixation, spinal decompression, bilateral root foraminotomy of L5, and L5-S1 open transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion with open reduction. After the operation, the patient reported immediate improvement of postoperative lower extremities pain and was discharged on the third postoperative day after achieving clinical improvement with physical therapy and bladder rehabilitation exercises.

: Lumbosacral traumatic spondylolisthesis L5-S1 is an unusual pathology that requires further study as there is currently no standardized classification. Surgical management is the gold standard and includes open reduction with short transpedicular screw fixation in segment L5-S1 and other surgical interventions such as extension to the pelvis with iliac screws, screws to the L4 vertebral body, and use of lumbar interbody fusion cages.

PMID:37903540 | DOI:10.14444/8553

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Int J Spine Surg. 2023 Oct 29:8553. doi: 10.14444/8553. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTINTRODUCTION: Lumbosacral traumatic spondylolisthesis L5-S1 is a rare clinical entity that compromises the stability of the L5 vertebra by displacing it anteriorly, laterally, or posteriorly on the S1 vertebral body secondary to osteotendinous and/or articular compromise of this segment due to trauma. This

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