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04/01/2010 · Question: Grade 2 anterio-listheseis of L5 over S1 ..
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The dysplastic type occurs from a neural arch defect in the upper sacrum or L5. In this type, 94% of cases are associated with spina bifida occulta. A high rate of nerve root compression at the S1 foramen exists, though the slip may be minimal (ie, grade 1).

07/08/2008 · hey guys, This is one of the toughest cases i've come across in my clinicals.. plz help !! The patient a 55 year old male has an anterolisthesis of L5
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Physical modalities such as thermal treatment, electrical stimulation and lumbar traction can help with reactive muscle spasm, but typically are of short therapeutic duration when done in isolation, and should be coupled with therapeutic exercise.

07/01/2018 · Grade 1 anterolisthesis of L5 means 20% slippage. If you have Grade4 anterolisthesis it means 100% slippage.
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The fee for up to a 30 minute Decompression traction is $55. An examination fee is also required prior to initiation of Decompression traction for patients who are new to Hopkins Clinic. This is usually $185. No "treatment plans" or "treatment packages" are sold to the patient as each patient responds differently to treatment and it is impossible to determine how many treatments the patient may need. A trial of 6 visits at 3 times a week for 2 weeks is recommended to see how the patient responds. If the patient has not sustained notable improvement with this trial, continued Decompression traction is not further recommended. If the patient reports modest or significant improvement, continued therapy is indicated. Recommendations to include core exercise and strengthening instruction with our physical therapist is recommended but not required. Examination fees and physical therapy fees are often covered by private insurance companies. Additional physical therapy modalities are available on site to include electric muscle stimulation, moist heat, cryotherapy, ultrasound, etc.

The patient has a degenerative spondylolisthesis with associated spinal stenosis at L4/5
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Minimal Anterolisthesis at L5-S1; Pseudo Bulge …

After the nerve roots are identified, decompressive foraminotomies are performed, following the course of the nerve roots through their respective foramina. Depending on the grade of the slip, the exiting nerve root (L5 root in most slips) takes a sharp angle during its course and may be kinked as it exits in the L5-S1 foramen. Distraction and partial reduction of the slip can lessen the amount of stretch that the slip places on the nerve root. However, reports quote an up to 30% rate of nerve-root injury resulting from attempted reduction.