Which histologic findings are characteristic of lumbar spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis?

Updated: Jul 08, 2020
  • Author: Beth B Froese, MD; Chief Editor: Stephen Kishner, MD, MHA  more...
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Histologic studies completed at the sight of the spondylolisthesis reveal a fibrocartilaginous mesh that often bridges the gap between the edges of the fracture sight if actual healing does not occur.


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