How is lumbar spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis prevented?

Updated: Jul 08, 2020
  • Author: Beth B Froese, MD; Chief Editor: Stephen Kishner, MD, MHA  more...
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  • Prevention of isthmic spondylolisthesis may be difficult in athletes who must perform repetitive activities requiring hyperextension. [12] The best prevention is to avoid repetitive hyperextension if at all possible, since this activity appears to place athletes at the greatest risk.

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