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Can you explain my findings...grade 1 anterolisthesis of L5 on S1 of 4mm. Degenerative about facet joints L4-5 and L5-S1.

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Yes

Normally the vertebrae line up when going from one to the next.
An anterilisthesis simply means one varrtebrae is shifted forward on the other. The facet joints are joints in the back of the spine and at the two lower levels you have developed some degenerative arthritic changes.

In brief: Yes

Normally the vertebrae line up when going from one to the next.
An anterilisthesis simply means one varrtebrae is shifted forward on the other. The facet joints are joints in the back of the spine and at the two lower levels you have developed some degenerative arthritic changes.
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