Prevalence of Symptomatic Lumbar Spondylolysis in Pediatric Patients.

@article{Nitta2016PrevalenceOS,
  title={Prevalence of Symptomatic Lumbar Spondylolysis in Pediatric Patients.},
  author={Akihiro Nitta and Toshinori Sakai and Yuichiro Goda and Yoichiro Takata and Kosaku Higashino and Tadanori Sakamaki and Koichi Sairyo},
  journal={Orthopedics},
  year={2016},
  volume={39 3},
  pages={e434-7}
}
Lumbar spondylolysis, a stress fracture of the pars interarticularis, is prevalent in adolescent athletes. Recent advances in diagnostic tools and techniques enable early diagnosis before these fractures progress to complete fractures through the pars. However, because patients often consult family physicians for primary care of low back pain and these physicians may not have access to diagnostic modalities such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography, stress fractures can… CONTINUE READING
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