Degenerative Spondylolisthesis: Epidemiology, Diagnosis, Classification

This spine surgery lecture looks at the epidemiology, diagnosis and classification schemes of degenerative spondylolisthesis.

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Lecturer: Pedro Berjano, MD, PhD

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  • Online Lecture Presentation
  • Pre- and Post- Learning Assessments
  • Additional Learning Materials (Standard Package only)
  • Up to 3 CME Credits

Ref.ID: 3_15_berjano

DOI: 10.28962/01.3.054

What you will cover in this lecture

This spine surgery lecture gives a description of degenerative spondylolisthesis.

The risk factors are explained, including facet joint morphology, gender, pregnancy and age, and the pathogenesis and natural history of the disease are described.

The classification systems discussed in the lecture include grading of stenosis by Schizas, type of spondylolisthesis by Wiltse and co-workers, and Marchetti and Bartolozzi classification. The latest classification which incorporates the balance and alignment – the one proposed by Gille – is discussed in detail.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the risk factors and ethiopathogenesis of DS
  2. Distinguish degenerative from isthmic
  3. Enumerate the key diagnostic elements
  4. Describe the natural history
  5. Classify cases according to degree of stenosis and sagittal alignment

Target Groups

Practicing Spine Surgeons

in Orthopaedic or Neurosurgical services for Continuing Education or recertification

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Lecture Presentation

Degenerative Spondylolisthesis: Epidemiology, Diagnosis, Classification

Includes:

  • Online Lecture Presentation
  • Pre- and Post- Learning Assessments
  • Additional Learning Materials (Standard Package only)
  • Up to 3 CME Credits

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