Degenerated spondylolisthesis is the most common form of spondylolisthesis.
This condition is known to lead to spinal stenosis and found quite commonly in the elderly. When revealed by imaging, doctors often have to explain what this means to a patient without an accurate spinal model. An example of some research published on Degenerated Spondylolisthesis, a systematic review in the Journal of Neurosurgical Spine evaluated the degree and relative importance of stability in Degenerated Spondylolisthesis. In their manuscript titled: Defining the inherent stability of degenerative spondylolisthesis -a systematic review they revealed that degenerative spondylolisthesis can slip even further and can cause further symptoms which can be an important finding in the consideration of surgery or not.
The value in having a dynamic spine model, like Dynamic Disc Design’s Degenerative Spondylolisthesis Model,
is to educate patients on specific movements related to degenerative spondylolisthesis. Designed with accurate anatomical features ensures the doctor can feel confident using a model that patients quickly understand like :
- Vertebra listhesis
- Narrowed spinal canal
- Arthritic facets
- Subchondral sclerosis, osteophytes
- Reduced disc height
- Thickened ligamentum flavum
- Disc bulge
More so, a dynamic disc can demonstrate advancing listhesis with manual compression–furthering the slippage of one vertebra on another to enlighten the patient on the movement process.
A wonderful model companion to our Degenerative Spondylolisthesis Model is our LxD Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Model which also shows identical anatomical details but without a grade one anterior listhesis. It features realistic bone quality and built to last.
Dynamic Disc Design’s focus is to streamline the doctor’s patient education–often in time-restricted clinical settings. Models in the past have been often inaccurate, nonexistent for many different pathological states, and static. Our goals are to be scientifically trustworthy, anatomically accurate, dynamic and durable. Explore our models to be sure you have the right one for the right teaching moment. Effective patient education of spine starts with having the right models for the right moment. Make it count.