Surgical Treatment of Lumbar Spondylolisthesis

  • P. W. Detwiler
  • R. W. Porter
  • P. P. Han
  • D. G. Karahalios
  • R. Masferrer
  • V. K. H. Sonntag
Part of the Advances and Technical Standards in Neurosurgery book series (NEUROSURGERY, volume 26)


This article provides an overview of studies that address the medical and surgical treatment of lumbar spondylolisthesis, both degenerative and isthmic. Although the efficacy of decompression for symptomatic lumbar stenosis recalcitrant to conservative treatment has been demonstrated, the addition of instrumentation to a fusion procedure remains controversial.

The senior author’s (VKHS) experience with pedicle screw fixation and fusion for lumbar spondylolisthesis, the addition of interbody fusion, and spinal navigation is reviewed.


Pedicle Screw Spinal Stenosis Interbody Fusion Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Degenerative Spondylolisthesis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. W. Detwiler
    • 1
  • R. W. Porter
    • 1
  • P. P. Han
    • 1
  • D. G. Karahalios
    • 2
  • R. Masferrer
    • 3
  • V. K. H. Sonntag
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Neurological Surgery, Barrow Neurological InstituteSt. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical CenterPhoenixUSA
  2. 2.Division of NeurosurgeryNorthwestern Medical SchoolEvanstonUSA
  3. 3.Masferrer NeurosurgicalColorado SpringsUSA

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