My 20 year old daughter was just diagnosed with a Grade 4 Spondylolisthesis -almost Spondyloptosis at L5-S1. The vertebre is almost totally off. Our local Orth doctors in Ft Wayne IN are unable to help here and say the condition is so rare that no one specializes in it. She has low back pain and small numbness in right ankle. we are at loss on how to deal with this and are looking for a surgeon that has seen this or operated on it before. Do you know how we should proceed or of any places in the US who can help? She has recent xray and getting a new MRI next week. Any direction or suggestions would be very appreciated as we do not know who to contact.
This is a specialized surgery that a small group of surgeons repair. I have stopped doing surgery on greater than 50% slip. Call my office and I’ll give you information on the most accomplished surgeons who currently perform this procedure.
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Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.