Specialty of Orthopaedic Surgery

Spondylolisthesis is a condition that affects the vertebrae of the spine causing a shift out. In children commonly it occurs between the fifth bone in the lower back and the first bone of the pelvis and can be a congenital malformation or sudden acute trauma injury. Other causes that can develop spondylolisthesis are osteopathy and consequently fractures certain sports such as gymnastics and weightlifting where great stress on the bones of the lumbar region is concentrated. For diagnosis the doctor will examine the spine and feel, besides raising the stretched leg in front of you, which you might find uncomfortable or painful. The treatment will be based on the severity of the displacement of the vertebra.

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