What is the difference between spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis?

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asked Jul 30, 2018 in Diseases Conditions by Mekonen98 (310 points)
What is the difference between spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis?

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answered Aug 11, 2018 by RiskyTinger (380 points)
Spondylolysis is the separation of the pars interarticularis which is the small bony arch in the back of your spine that is located between the facet joints, and spondylolisthesis is the anterior slippage of one vertebra over another which is in the front of your spine.

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