When are children with spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis referred to the spine specialist for evaluation

The presentation of patients with spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis is varied. Symptomatic patients most commonly present with low back pain, which may radiate into the buttocks and thighs. Hamstring tightness or spasm is not uncommon. Some patients will recall an episode of inciting trauma. Occasionally a patient will report radicular symptoms due to nerve compression at the level of the slippage. Patients with severe degrees of spondylolisthesis may present with postural deformity, scoliosis, or gait abnormality. In some cases, spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis are diagnosed as incidental findings on lumbar or pelvic radiographs obtained for unrelated reasons in asymptomatic patients.

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