Spondylolisthesis grading system

Dr Craig Hacking and A.Prof Frank Gaillard et al.

A commonly adopted method of grading the severity of spondylolisthesis is the Meyerding classification. It divides the superior endplate of the vertebra below into 4 quarters. The grade depends on the location of the posteroinferior corner of the vertebra above. 

  • grade I: 0-25%
  • grade II: 26-50% 
  • grade III: 51-75% 
  • grade IV: 76-100%  
  • grade V (spondyloptosis): >100%
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rID: 2076
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Grading of spondylolisthesis
  • Meyerding classification

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