|Lumbar Spondylolysis And Spondylolisthesis|
Credits: 1.00 Post-Assessment Questions: 6
Release Date: 5 Oct 2020
Expiration Date: 27 Sep 2021
Last Reviewed: 27 Sep 2020
Estimated Time To Finish: 60 Minutes
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Spondylolysis refers to a posterior defect in the vertebral body at the pars interarticularis. Usually, this defect is due to trauma or from a chronic repetitive loading and hyperextension. If this instability results in translation of the vertebral body, spondylolisthesis has occurred. This process requires a fracture or deformation of the posterior spine elements creating an elongation of the pars. This condition occurs in all ages with the underlying cause varying based on the age group. This activity describes the pathophysiology, evaluation, and management of lumbar spondylolysis/spondylolisthesis and highlights the role of the interprofessional team in improving care for affected patients.
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Authors: Alan Shamrock, Chester Donnally III
Editors: Matthew Varacallo
Editors-In-Chief: Chaddie Doerr
Chief Medical Reviewer: Anterpreet Dua
Nurse Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Lisa Haddad
Nurse Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Bernadette Makar
Nurse Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Dorothy Caputo
Pharmacy Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Mark Pellegrini
Physician Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Scott Dulebohn
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