What is included in the long-term monitoring 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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  • Because risk of progression exists in younger patients with isthmic or congenital spondylolisthesis, obtain serial radiographs on a semiannual basis to rule out the possibility of progression if symptoms are persistent.

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