Comparing spondylolysis in cricketers and soccer players.

  title={Comparing spondylolysis in cricketers and soccer players.},
  author={Peter L Gregory and Mark Edward Batt and Robert Kerslake},
  journal={British journal of sports medicine},
  volume={38 6},
OBJECTIVE To determine whether the location of spondylolysis in the lumbar spine of athletes differs with biomechanical factors. METHODS Single photon emission computerised tomography and reverse gantry computerised tomography were used to investigate 42 cricketers and 28 soccer players with activity related low back pain. Sites of increased scintigraphic uptake in the posterior elements of the lumbar spine and complete or incomplete fracture in the pars interarticularis were compared for… CONTINUE READING
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