[L4/L5 spondylolisthesis following reduction and stabilization by anterior and posterolateral graft of L5/S1 spondylolisthesis with major displacement]

Chir Pediatr. 1987;28(4-5):256-8.
[Article in French]


40 children and adolescents, recurrence of a spondylolisthesis after posterior or even postero-lateral fusion is a well known fact. Anterior fusion added to the posterior graft is said to prevent such and occurrence. We report a case of a L4/L5 listhesis which followed near complete reduction of a 70% L5/S1 slip fixed by a combined approach. We think this is due to the persisting lumbo-sacral postural abnormalities and that while reducing and fixing the spondylolisthesis one should restore physiological posture to prevent this recurrence at the same level or at a higher one.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lumbar Vertebrae / diagnostic imaging
  • Lumbar Vertebrae / surgery*
  • Orthopedics*
  • Postoperative Complications*
  • Prognosis
  • Radiography
  • Reoperation
  • Spinal Fusion*
  • Spondylolisthesis / diagnostic imaging
  • Spondylolisthesis / surgery*