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Who is more likely to develop spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis?

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Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends!

One common type occurs during childhood and adolescence.
It seems to be caused by repeated extension (leaning backward), so gymnasts and interior linemen (football) are at risk. But it is common among the general population. Another common type is part of the aging process; it normally is seen after age 50 and is slightly more common in women.

In brief: Depends!

One common type occurs during childhood and adolescence.
It seems to be caused by repeated extension (leaning backward), so gymnasts and interior linemen (football) are at risk. But it is common among the general population. Another common type is part of the aging process; it normally is seen after age 50 and is slightly more common in women.
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Gymnast linemen

High incidence spondy has been shown in above sports and some groups of eskimos.

In brief: Gymnast linemen

High incidence spondy has been shown in above sports and some groups of eskimos.
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