Spondylolisthesis is a spinal condition which occurs when one vertebra slips forward or backwards onto the bone below it. This is caused by a small fracture in the bone (pars interarticularis) which connects the two joints of the spinal segment. This is not to be confused with a ‘slipped disc’, which is a completely different spinal condition and is the result of one spinal disc between the vertebrae rupturing. Spondylolisthesis typically occurs in the lumbar spine (lower back) but can also occur in the mid to thoracic spine (upper back) or cervical spine (neck).
Spondylolisthesis treatment is offered in two forms:
Non-surgical treatments consist of aspects such as pain-killer medication, physical therapy, injections, chiropractic manipulation or simply applying heat or ice to the painful area. If none of these options seem to be effective then most patients are left with the option of spinal surgery for spondylolisthesis which is a form of spinal fusion surgery. Although each spinal fusion surgery can be slightly different depending on the severity of spondylolisthesis, all surgeries consist of the same procedures:
- A spinal cage is implanted to the effected vertabrae
- Bone graft is added to this segment of the spine
- The bone graft then creates a biological response causing the graft to form a bone fusion between the two vertebrae
- Once the ‘boney fusion’ has been successful a new fixed bone now replaces the once mobile joint, stopping all motion at that joint segment
Spondylolisthesis Treatment Technology
As a specialist spondylolisthesis treatment supplier, Lindare Medical stocks and supplies a wide range of technology for surgeons and hospitals across the UK to treat patients with Sspondylolisthesis – to both NHS and Private Healthcare providers. Below are our preferred products for treating spondylolisthesis and include a variation of spinal cages and bone grafts.
Spondylolisthesis Treatment Bone Grafts
Once the spinal cage technology has been implanted, the final process of spinal fusion is ‘boney fusion’ in which the vertebrae suffering from spondylolisthesis is encased in new bone to ensure a solid fusion and prevent movement in the problematic area. Lindare Medical supplies and distributes a wide range of bone graft options for spondylolisthesis treatment to the NHS and Private Healthcare sectors across the UK.