Acta Ortopédica Mexicana

Cordero-Abadía JH, Murillo-Villarino A, Núñez-Fernández AI, Posadas-Hernández FA, Rubio-González AA, Sesma-Villalpando RA
Traumatic spondyloptosis of L4-L5. A case report and literature review
Acta Ortop Mex 2012; 26 (1)

Language: Español
References: 15
Page: 49-52
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The term Spondyloptosis is used to describe a grade V spondylolisthesis, being a subluxation bigger than l00%. 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.

Key words: spine, trauma, vertebra, cervical, dislocation, surgery, evaluation.


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