[Traumatic spondyloptosis of L4-L5. A case report and literature review].

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[Traumatic spondyloptosis of L4-L5. A case report and literature review].

Acta Ortop Mex. 2012 Jan-Feb;26(1):49-52

Authors: Cordero-Abadía JH, Murillo-Villarino A, Núñez-Fernández AI, Posadas-Hernández FA, Rubio-González AA, Sesma-Villalpando RA

Abstract
The term Spondyloptosis is used to describe a grade V spondylolisthesis, being a subluxation bigger than 100%. The trauma spondyloptosis binding L5-S1 is reported the most prevalent. It is rare in the cephalad lumbar segment to the lumbosacral junction. Two cases of spondyloptosis of L4-L5 have been reported until August 2010, caused by high energy trauma, both with the L4 vertebral body presented an anterior displacement of the vertebral body of L5. We report a patient with traumatic spondyloptosis of L4-L5 caused by a high-energy mechanism. The mechanism of injury and surgical management are described and the clinical evaluation is performed with a minimum follow-up of 8 months.

PMID: 23320341 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]