Images courtesy of Melville MRI, P.C.

Case Study:

Evaluation of Spinal Stability
The recumbent scan (left) demonstrates minor degenerative anterolisthesis at L4/5. The upright-flexion study (right) reveals further anterior slip of L4 on L5. These scans show hypermobile translational spinal instability, which can be a surgical indication in a case of related low back pain.


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