The lumbar spine of the young cricket fast bowler: an MRI study.

@article{Crewe2012TheLS,
  title={The lumbar spine of the young cricket fast bowler: an MRI study.},
  author={Helen Crewe and Bruce C. Elliott and Gary Couanis and Amity Cree Campbell and Jacqueline A. Alderson},
  journal={Journal of science and medicine in sport},
  year={2012},
  volume={15 3},
  pages={190-4}
}
OBJECTIVES To describe the prevalence and nature of lumbar spinal abnormalities in adolescent cricket fast bowlers. DESIGN Observational study. METHODS 46 asymptomatic fast bowlers aged 13-18 years participated in the study and were grouped into under-15 (U15), under-17 (U17) and under-19 (U19) classifications. All participants underwent magnetic resonance imaging of the lumbar spine and abnormalities of the pars interarticularis and intervertebral discs were graded according to type and… CONTINUE READING
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