Lumbar deformity spondylolisthesis (moderate-high grade) complication

Randall B. Graham*, Sohaib Hashmi, Joseph P. Maslak, Tyler Robert Koski

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Surgery for high-grade spondylolisthesis remains challenging and is associated with significant controversy and complications. The recognition of its effects on associated neural elements (in particular the exiting nerve roots) and spinopelvic balance is paramount in both surgical planning and avoidance of pitfalls. This chapter will highlight these considerations and provide technical guidance in both surgical planning and execution so that major complications can be avoided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSpinal Deformity
Subtitle of host publicationA Case-Based Approach to Managing and Avoiding Complications
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9783319600833
ISBN (Print)9783319600826
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017


  • Classification
  • Complications
  • Lumbosacral biomechanics
  • Nerve root injury
  • Spinal deformity
  • Spinal fusion
  • Spinopelvic balance
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylolisthesis reduction
  • Surgical management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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