I have been searching without luck for any info on Rotary Spondylolisthesis and would like to hear from anyone with experience who may be able to help or even a professional with interest . I have only found a sparse few mentions of it and they say its a rare condition, nought else.
On my MRI images the lower facet joints are badly damaged, especially the left side. This was due to a very high impact after dismounting a motorcycle suddenly at 70+ mph, although I have been diagnosed Grade 2 Spondylolisthesis I am concerned to the fact that the L5 vertebrae has twisted sideways and is also on a slant. This is not mentioned in the report as well as other damages such as a fracture to the pedicles of which the consultant when questioned agreed but stated the fracture is "stable" I am awaiting a reply to my question regards the side slippage. Just builds confidence doesn't it??
Just to give an idea, last week I had facet joint injections and the consultant could not do the lower joints as he couldn't locate them.
I may be worrying unnecessarily about it being the rare Rotary Spondy, but it would explain a few things such as why my upper body is visually sideways to my lower half, why I cannot sit twisted to the right hand side without putting myself in agony for a few weeks, find it a lot harder bending to that side, as well as a few other issues that lead me to that conclusion.
Anyhow, any information would be gratefully received.
I think you mean RETROLISTHESIS........retrolisthesis is very similar to spondylolysthesis , except that the direction of the slippage is reversed....spondylolysthesis is a forward slippage and retro is to the posterior of the body.