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Dr. Ozgur Dede reviews Spondylolysis, Spondylolisthesis, and Kyphosis and discusses the classifications, history, surgical management, and treatment of the conditions.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Increase patient outcomes by implementing appropriate intervention for the management of spondylolisthesis.
  • Improve knowledge on the complications of spondylolisthesis surgeiy in order to take precautions to prevent these complications from happening.
  • Improve knowledge on management strategies of kyphosis and surgical correction techniques which will increase the safety and patient outcomes.

Reading Resources:

  1. Treatment of spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis in children and adolescents. Dubousset J. C1in Orthop Re!at Res. 1997 Apr;{337):77-85. PMID: 9137179
  2. The Ponte procedure: posterior only treatment of Scheuermann's kyphosis using segmental posterior shortening and pedicle screw instrumentation.Geck MJ, Macagno A, Ponte A, Shufflebarger HU Spinal Disord Tech. 2007 Dec;20(8):586- 93.
  3. Spondy!o!isthesis treated by a single-stage operation combining decompression with in situ posterolateral and anterior fusion. An analysis of eleven patients who had long-term follow-up. Smith MD, Bohlman HH. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 1990 Mar;72{3):415-21. PMID: 2312539
  4. Scheuermann's kyphosis. Lowe TG. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2007 Apr;18(2):305-15. Review.PM ID: 17556132


Dr. Dede has reported no relevant relationships with any entities producing health care goods or services.

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Release Date: 2/12/2016 | Last Modified On: 2/12/2016 | Expires: 2/12/2017

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