Lumbar Spondylolysis in Juveniles from the Same Family: A Report of Three Cases and a Review of the Literature


Spondylolysis is reported as a stress fracture of the pars interarticularis with a strong hereditary basis. Three cases of lumbar spondylolysis in juveniles from the same family are reported, and the genetics of the condition are reviewed. The first boy, a 13-year-old soccer player, was diagnosed with terminal stage L5 bilateral spondylolysis with grade 1… (More)
DOI: 10.1155/2013/272514


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