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Traumatic lateral spondylolisthesis of the lumbar spine with a unilateral locked facet: description of an unusual injury, probable mechanism, and management.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19035752     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Primary traumatic facet dislocations are unusual in the lumbar spine. Most occurrences have been reported at the lumbosacral junction associated with anterior subluxation. The authors describe 2 cases in which a high impact trauma resulted in lateral subluxation with a unilateral locked facet involving the lumbar spine. In their review of the literature, the authors found no previously reported cases of this type of injury. Both cases described in this report involved significant spinal stenosis, neurological injury, and spinal instability. A posterior surgical approach, with at least partial resection of the locked facet joint in conjunction with pedicle screw fixation, allowed successful reduction and stabilization of the injury.
Sangala Jaypal Reddy; Wajd N Al-Holou; Jean-Christophe Leveque; Frank La Marca; Paul Park
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neurosurgery. Spine     Volume:  9     ISSN:  1547-5654     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2008 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-11-27     Completed Date:  2009-01-27     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101223545     Medline TA:  J Neurosurg Spine     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  576-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-5338, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Dislocations / diagnosis*,  etiology*,  therapy
Lumbar Vertebrae*
Middle Aged
Spinal Fusion
Spondylolisthesis / diagnosis*,  etiology*,  therapy
Young Adult
Zygapophyseal Joint / injuries*
Comment In:
J Neurosurg Spine. 2008 Dec;9(6):574-5; discussion 575   [PMID:  19035751 ]

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