Lumbosacral spondyloptosis treated using partial reduction and pedicular transvertebral screw fixation in an osteoporotic elderly patient: Case report

Dae Jean Jo, Eun Min Seo, Ki Tack Kim, Sung Min Kim, Sang Hun Lee

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Spondyloptosis is complete dislocation of the L-5 vertebral body on the sacrum anteriorly. Its optimal treatment is still controversial. In particular, choosing the optimal surgical technique is difficult in the osteoporotic elderly patient given the high incidence of instrumentation failure, pseudarthrosis, progressive slippage, and severe sagittal imbalance. The authors of this report used partial reduction and pedicular transvertebral screw fixation of the lumbosacral junction for the treatment of spondyloptosis in an osteoporotic elderly patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)206-209
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Neurosurgery: Spine
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2012
Externally publishedYes



  • Degenerative disease
  • Partial reduction
  • Pedicular transvertebral screw fixation
  • Spondyloptosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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