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Displacement Index of Pizzutillo et al in a Patient with Spondylolisthesis

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation

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ICD-10:

Description:

Pizzutillo et al proposed the displacement index for patients with spondylolisthesis. This is an objective method for documenting the changes in the relationship of L5 to S1 in lateral radiographs. It is less dependent on specific landmarks that may be hard to measure precisely because of the secondary changes that occur with disease progression. The authors are from the Alfred I duPont Institute in Wilmington, Delaware.

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