Define the following terms commonly used to describe abnormal vertebral alignment spondylolisthesis retrolisthesis lateral listhesis and rotatory subluxation

Spondylolisthesis is defined as the forward displacement of a vertebra in relation to the vertebra below it. The degree of spondylolisthesis is determined by measuring the percentage of vertebral body translation: 0-25% (grade 1); 26%-50% (grade 2); 51%-75% (grade 3); and 76%-100% (grade 4). Other terms used to describe abnormal alignment between adjacent vertebra include retrolisthesis (posterior translation of a vertebra in relation to the vertebra below), lateral listhesis (lateral subluxation), and rotatory subluxation (abnormal rotation between adjacent vertebrae).

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