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Operative Treatment of High-Grade Spondylolisthesis

  • Dezsö JeszenszkyEmail author
  • Markus LoiblEmail author


This chapter will outline the special clinical and radiological characteristics of spondylolisthesis. The pathogenesis, classification, and indication for surgery will be discussed, together with the surgical strategies and techniques used in its treatment. The aim of the presented case is to highlight the surgical options for addressing high-grade spondylolisthesis in the authors’ experience, and to examine the existing evidence with respect to:
  • choice of approach

  • extent of instrumentation

  • extent of reduction

  • interbody fusion

At the end of the chapter, the reader should be aware of the potential pitfalls and be able to formulate a conclusive approach when planning and performing surgery for the treatment of high-grade spondylolisthesis.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Spine Surgery, Schulthess KlinikZürichSwitzerland

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