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Lumbar Degenerative Spondylolisthesis: Radiological, Interventional and Surgical Evaluation, Management and Treatment


Starts: Thu 7:00PM CT (Oct 05, 2023) Ends: Thu 8:00PM CT (Oct 05, 2023) OnDemand

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Spondylolisthesis is a common finding in older patients with back pain, but not often identified or used in spine/pain management practices as a tool for treatment options. There is a paucity of literature on the unification of the radiological hallmarks of spondylolisthesis and how it guides interventional and surgical evaluation and management. The pathophysiology of degenerative spondylolisthesis is a subject of controversy. It is theorized that degeneration of the facets and discs can lead to segmental instability, leading to displacement over time. Kirkaldy-Willis divided degenerative spondylolisthesis into three phases: phase of dysfunction, a stage of functional abnormalities with minimal anatomic changes; phase of instability, involving further degeneration of disc, facets, and ligaments; finally, phase of re-stabilization, through osteophytes and fibrosis formation of the facets and intervertebral disc.

Faculty in this webinar will identify, display, and discuss the radiographical features that can be seen on x-ray, CT and MRI, with the intention to establish a timeline on which they clinically present. These features are routinely used in a spine clinic to assist with the diagnosis of spondylolisthesis and guide management. They consist of common structural and degenerative changes within the facet joints, posterior ligamentous complex, and the intervertebral disc. These features include: (1) Facet Morphology/Arthropathy, (2) Facet Effusion, (3) Facet Vacuum, (4) Synovial Cyst, (5) Vacuum disc and (6) Interspinous Ligament as markers of dysfunction, instability, and/or re-stabilization.

In this webinar, we will increase awareness of these radiographical markers, placing them within the framework of the currently accepted model of degenerative spondylolisthesis to help guide future research and treatment guidelines. To this aim, we will assemble a multi-disciplinary context of the current state of literature on degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis.


Kush Goyal, MD


Arvin Saremi, MD, MS

Rick Kinser, MDT

R. Douglas Orr, MD

What You'll Learn

Describe symptoms during a clinical presentation and evaluation of lumbar spondylolisthesis;

Assess key radiographic features and timeline of lumbar degenerative spondylolisthesis;

Recognize interventional and physical therapy treatment options for lumbar spondylolisthesis;

Identify various surgical approaches for lumbar degenerative spondylolisthesis.


This course is open to all members and nonmembers in the medical field.

Continuing Medical Education (CME)s

The North American Spine Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The North American Spine Society designates this enduring activity for a maximum of


AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Registration: General Registration

 Commercial Affiliate$29.00
 Commercial Business Interest$50.00
 Member Affiliated Healthcare$29.00
 Member Doctor$29.00
 Member Emeritus$29.00
 Member In-Training$0.00
 Non-Member Affiliated Healthcare$50.00
 Non-Member Doctor$50.00
 Non-Member In-Training$50.00



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