X-stop displaced

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard


Patient underwent spinal surgery with initially reasonable clinical response. Two months later the symptoms recurred.

Patient Data

Age: Elderly

Case Discussion

The first two films demonstrate a inter–spinous process decompression device (X STOP) at the L4/5 level. Note the anterolisthesis of L4 on L5.

Films obtained two months later demonstrate that the device has rotated and shifted posteriorly, out from between the spinous processes. 

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Case information

rID: 6528
Published: 7th Jul 2009
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
Tag: spine
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