Direct repair of the pars interarticularis for spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis.

  title={Direct repair of the pars interarticularis for spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis.},
  author={David A Lundin and Diana Barrett Wiseman and Richard G. Ellenbogen and Christopher I. Shaffrey},
  journal={Pediatric neurosurgery},
  volume={39 4},
Spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis can be associated with significant low back pain, especially in physically active adolescents. Non-operative management is usually successful in improving symptoms, but surgical intervention is occasionally required for those that fail reduction of activity and bracing. In a subpopulation of these patients, direct repair of the pars interarticularis defect can be an effective modality of treatment. The advantage of direct pars repair over intertransverse… CONTINUE READING

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