Spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis in the athlete

Clin Sports Med. 1993 Jul;12(3):517-28.

Abstract

Spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis are common causes of back and leg pain in the athletic population. Spondylolysis originates most often in children between 5 and 10 years of age. Many types of athletic activities requiring lumbar extension and rotation place the immature spine at risk for developing these lesions.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Athletic Injuries / diagnosis
  • Athletic Injuries / physiopathology*
  • Athletic Injuries / therapy
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Humans
  • Spondylolisthesis / diagnosis
  • Spondylolisthesis / physiopathology*
  • Spondylolisthesis / therapy
  • Spondylolysis / diagnosis
  • Spondylolysis / physiopathology*
  • Spondylolysis / therapy
  • Sports / physiology