Prevalence of vertebral pars defects (spondylolysis) in a population with osteogenesis imperfecta.

@article{Verra2009PrevalenceOV,
  title={Prevalence of vertebral pars defects (spondylolysis) in a population with osteogenesis imperfecta.},
  author={Wiebe C Verra and Hans J E H Pruijs and Erik J. A. Beek and Ren{\'e} M. Castelein},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2009},
  volume={34 13},
  pages={1399-401}
}
STUDY DESIGN We performed a retrospective study of spinal roentgenograms of a large cohort of patients suffering from osteogenesis imperfecta. OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of vertebral pars defects (spondylolysis) in patients with osteogenesis imperfecta. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Patients suffering from osteogenesis imperfecta are known to be prone to pathologic fractures. Pathologic fractures due to microtraumas, repetitive activities, and posture acting together on a… CONTINUE READING

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