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Spondylolisthesis

Spondylolisthesis Causes, Locations, and Why It's Unique to Humans.

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Spondylolisthesis is a slip, or transverse subluxation, of one vertebral body on an adjacent vertebral body.


The most common location for spondylolisthesis is an anterior slip of the L5 vertebral body on the sacrum.


The next most common location is L4 on L5. Spondylolisthesis is unique to humans due to erect posture placing great loads at the lower lumbar spine. more about spondylolisthesis in our Compendium.


 

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