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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290131/a-comparison-of-the-techniques-of-direct-pars-interarticularis-repairs-for-spondylolysis-and-low-grade-spondylolisthesis-a-meta-analysis
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Nasser Mohammed, Devi Prasad Patra, Vinayak Narayan, Amey R Savardekar, Rimal Hanif Dossani, Papireddy Bollam, Shyamal Bir, Anil Nanda
OBJECTIVE Spondylosis with or without spondylolisthesis that does not respond to conservative management has an excellent outcome with direct pars interarticularis repair. Direct repair preserves the segmental spinal motion. A number of operative techniques for direct repair are practiced; however, the procedure of choice is not clearly defined. The present study aims to clarify the advantages and disadvantages of the different operative techniques and their outcomes. METHODS A meta-analysis was conducted in accordance with the PRISMA (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses) guidelines...
January 2018: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276206/utility-of-stir-mri-in-detecting-the-pain-generator-in-asymmetric-bilateral-pars-fracture-a-report-of-5-cases
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Kazuta Yamashita, Toshinori Sakai, Yoichiro Takata, Fumio Hayashi, Fumitake Tezuka, Masatoshi Morimoto, Yutaka Kinoshita, Akihiro Nagamachi, Takashi Chikawa, Hiroshi Yonezu, Kosaku Higashino, Tadanori Sakamaki, Koichi Sairyo
Lumbar spondylolysis usually occurs as a stress fracture in the pars interarticularis of the vertebra. It is a prevalent sports-related disorder and a common cause of low back pain. We encountered five athletes (4 males, 1 female) with severe low back pain. Mean age was 14.5 years. All five patients were found to have bilateral pars fracture. In all cases, staging based on the findings from computed tomography scan of the right and left pars fracture was different. On short tau inversion recovery magnetic resonance imaging (STIR-MRI) of the comparatively newer more recently injured side, high signal intensity changes were obvious and dominant at the intra- and extraosseous area, which would indicate tissue edema and/or bleeding...
December 25, 2017: Neurologia Medico-chirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230990/-analysis-of-forensic-identification-on-32-cases-of-lumbar-spondylolysis
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L F Tu, Y P Chen, S P Zhang
OBJECTIVES: To explore the casual relationship and the significance of identification among the injury, disease and damage consequence in the disability evaluation of lumbar spondylolysis by the standard for identifying grading of disability caused by work-related injuries. METHODS: The general data, injury manner, clinical treatment and the imaging examination of 32 lumbar spondylolysis cases were collected and retrospectively analyzed. According to the degree of participation in the injury and damage consequence, the identification and assessment of casual relationship was made, and the grading of disability was assessed...
June 2017: Fa Yi Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201820/clinical-usefulness-of-x-ray-findings-for-non-specific-low-back-pain-in-korean-farmers-farm-study
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Eun Kyoung Kang, Hee-Won Park, Sung Hyun Kim, Sora Baek
Objective: To elucidate the association between non-specific low back pain (NSLBP) and spinal X-ray findings in Korean farmers: Farmers' Cohort for Agricultural Work-Related Musculoskeletal disorders (FARM) study. Methods: A total of 835 farmers (391 males, 444 females; mean age, 56.6±7.4 years) without red-flag signs of specific LBP were recruited. Presence of LBP more than one week or once a month with more than moderate degree of pain severity during the last year was assessed with a binary questionnaire (yes or no)...
October 2017: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198391/spondylolysis-in-the-past-a-case-study-of-hunter-gatherers-from-southern-patagonia
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M D D'Angelo Del Campo, J A Suby, P García-Laborde, R A Guichón
Spondylolysis is a fracture of the pars interarticularis, the portion of the neural arch that lies between the superior articular facets and the inferior articular facets. Clinical evidence has suggested repetitive trauma to be the most probable cause, even though morphological weakness of the vertebra is probably also involved. Prevalence is between 3% and 8% in modern populations, while in archaeological samples it varies from 0% to 71.4%. Considering that very little data about this condition is available in past populations from the southern extreme of South America, the aim of this paper is to analyze the spondylolysis in a human skeletal sample from Southern Patagonia and, at the same time, to explore the prevalence of spondylolysis in archaeological contexts around the world to gain a better understanding of the results presented here...
December 2017: International Journal of Paleopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148922/feasibility-and-safety-of-using-thoracic-and-lumbar-cortical-bone-trajectory-pedicle-screws-in-spinal-constructs-in-children-technical-note
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Jonathan N Sellin, Jeffrey S Raskin, Kristen A Staggers, Alison Brayton, Valentina Briceño, Amee J Moreno, Andrew Jea
Thoracic and lumbar cortical bone trajectory pedicle screws have been described in adult spine surgery. They have likewise been described in pediatric CT-based morphometric studies; however, clinical experience in the pediatric age group is limited. The authors here describe the use of cortical bone trajectory pedicle screws in posterior instrumented spinal fusions from the upper thoracic to the lumbar spine in 12 children. This dedicated study represents the initial use of cortical screws in pediatric spine surgery...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140811/prevalence-of-spondylolysis-in-symptomatic-adolescent-athletes-an-assessment-of-sport-risk-in-nonelite-athletes
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Mitchell Selhorst, Anastasia Fischer, James MacDonald
OBJECTIVE: To assess the risk of spondylolysis by sport in nonelite adolescent athletes with low back pain (LBP). DESIGN: Retrospective case series. SETTING: Hospital-based sports medicine clinic. PATIENTS: The medical charts of 1025 adolescent athletes with LBP (age 15 ± 1.8 years) were examined; 308 (30%) were diagnosed with a spondylolysis. ASSESSMENT OF RISK: Risk of spondylolysis was assessed in 11 sports for males and 14 sports for females...
November 14, 2017: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095410/increased-lumbar-lordosis-and-smaller-vertebral-cross-sectional-area-are-associated-with-spondylolysis
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Tishya A L Wren, Skorn Ponrartana, Patricia C Aggabao, Ervin Poorghasamians, David L Skaggs, Vicente Gilsanz
STUDY DESIGN: A cross-sectional comparison of vertebral morphology and lumbar lordosis (LL) in adolescents with and without spondylolysis. OBJECTIVE: To test the hypothesis that in addition to LL, vertebral cross-sectional area (CSA) is also associated with spondylolysis. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Recent data indicates that the CSA of the vertebral body is a determinant of LL, which has been shown to be associated with spondylolysis. METHODS: Using magnetic resonance imaging, we compared the degree of LL from L1 to L5 and the CSA of the lumbar vertebrae in 35 adolescents (16 females and 19 males) with spondylolysis and 86 healthy controls (36 females and 50 males) of similar sex, age, height, and weight...
October 31, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093794/minimally-invasive-versus-conventional-repair-of-spondylolysis-in-athletes-a-review-of-outcomes-and-return-to-play
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REVIEW
John Paul G Kolcun, Lee Onn Chieng, Karthik Madhavan, Michael Y Wang
Spondylolysis from pars fracture is a common injury among young athletes, which can limit activity and cause chronic back pain. While current literature has examined the relative benefits of surgical and conservative management of these injuries, no study has yet compared outcomes between conventional direct repair of pars defects and modern minimally invasive procedures. The goals of surgery are pain resolution, return to play at previous levels of activity, and a shorter course of recovery. In this review, the authors have attempted to quantify any differences in outcome between patients treated with conventional or minimally invasive techniques...
October 2017: Asian Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057347/indirect-pars-repair-for-pediatric-isthmic-spondylolysis-a-case-series
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Brandon L Raudenbush, Reid C Chambers, Michael P Silverstein, Ryan C Goodwin
BACKGROUND: Isthmic spondylolysis (ISY) is a common cause of back pain in the pediatric population. Historically, non-operative treatments have had a very high success rate. The purpose of this study was to review the mid-term results of an indirect pars repair technique on reducing the visual analog score for pain (VAS), spondylolysis defect healing, complication rates and rates of return to pre-surgery activity level in pediatric patients who failed conservative care for ISY. METHODS: A retrospective review of all pediatric patients (<18 years old) treated surgically by one surgeon over a 5-year period was performed...
September 2017: Journal of Spine Surgery (Hong Kong)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054782/multi-level-spondylolysis-repair-using-the-smiley-face-technique-with-3d-intraoperative-spinal-navigation
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Mathew R Voisin, Christopher D Witiw, Ryan Deorajh, Daipayan Guha, Adetunji Oremakinde, Shelly Wang, Victor Yang
BACKGROUND / OBJECTIVE: Multi-level spondylolysis is a rare cause of progressive lower back pain and patients that fail conservative management are treated surgically. Direct repair methods can maintain mobility and lead to decreased morbidity compared with spinal fusion in single-level spondylolysis. In this paper, we present a patient with non-adjacent multi-level spondylolysis that underwent the 'smiley face' technique of direct multi-level repair without fusion using 3D intraoperative spinal navigation...
October 17, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035987/low-intensity-pulsed-ultrasound-for-early-stage-lumbar-spondylolysis-in-young-athletes
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Masahiro Tsukada, Toshiro Takiuchi, Kota Watanabe
OBJECTIVE: To examine the effect of low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) on early-stage spondylolysis in young athletes. DESIGN: Case-control study. SETTING: A single outpatient orthopedic and sports clinic. PATIENTS: A total of 82 young athletes (80 boys and 2 girls; mean age, 14.8 years; range, 10-18 years) with early-stage lumbar spondylolysis were enrolled in this study. All patients were examined by plain radiography and magnetic resonance imaging...
October 10, 2017: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030702/the-prevalence-of-lumbar-spondylolysis-in-young-children-a-retrospective-analysis-using-ct
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Thibaut Lemoine, Joseph Fournier, Thierry Odent, Catherine Sembély-Taveau, Pauline Merenda, Dominique Sirinelli, Baptiste Morel
PURPOSE: Although lumbar spondylolysis is encountered in general population with an incidence estimated to be 3-10%, limited information is available for children. The aim of the study is to determine the prevalence of spondylolysis according to associated vertebral bony malformation and spinopelvic parameters in children under eight requiring CT evaluation for unrelated lumbar conditions. METHODS: Seven hundred and seventeen abdominal and pelvic multi-detector CT scans were obtained in patients under 8 years of age were reviewed...
October 13, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021675/surgical-treatment-of-bilateral-nondisplaced-isthmic-lysis-by-interlaminar-fixation-device
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Keyvan Mostofi, Reza Karimi Khouzani
STUDY DESIGN: Spondylolysis is a defect in the portion of pars interarticularis. The latter affects approximately 6% of the population. It is caused by repetitive trauma in hyperextension. Low back pain is the most common symptom. METHODS: We implanted interspinous process devices in 12 patients with isthmic lysis without spondylolisthesis for low back pain. The purpose of the surgery was to conduct a minimally invasive procedure. RESULTS: In eight cases, patients became asymptomatic...
July 2017: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993288/the-relationship-between-sacral-slope-and-symptomatic-isthmic%C3%A2-spondylolysis-in-a-cohort-of-high-school-athletes-a-retrospective-analysis
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Leigh F Hanke, Yetsa A Tuakli-Wosornu, Julian Harrison, Peter J Moley
BACKGROUND: Spondylolysis with and without anterolisthesis is the most common cause of structural back pain in children and adolescents, but few predictive factors have been confirmed. An association between abnormal sacropelvic orientation and both spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis has been supported in the literature. Sacral slope and other sacropelvic measurements are easily accessible variables that could aid clinicians in assessing active adolescents with low back pain, particularly when the diagnosis of spondylolysis is suspected...
October 6, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988667/headless-compression-screw-in-the-neuronavigation-guided-and-microscope-assisted-treatment-of-spondylolysis
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Francisco Javier Goncalves-Ramírez, Manel Tardaguila Serrano, Sherman H Lee, Carlos Javier Dominguez, Jordi Manuel-Rimbau
Since 1968, many surgical techniques used in repairing the pars defect of the vertebra have been reported. Technological advances are giving rise to new ways of obtaining the best outcome using less invasive methods, which are more accurate, simple and effective. To treat cases of spondylolysis such as pseudarthrosis, we used neuro-navigation and microscopy through a 2.5-cm skin incision to approach the pars defect, freshen the fracture and place a type of screw that, until now, has never been used for this purpose...
October 4, 2017: Neurocirugía
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942567/diagnostic-accuracy-of-mr-imaging-for-direct-visualization-of-lumbar-pars-defect-in-children-and-young-adults-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Amira Dhouib, Anne Tabard-Fougere, Sylviane Hanquinet, Romain Dayer
PURPOSE: The accurate diagnosis of spondylolysis is widely made with CT scan considered as the gold standard. However, CT represents significant radiation exposure particularly substantial in a young and sometimes still growing population. Although the role of MRI in identifying edema/inflammation within the pars as an active lesion is proved, its ability to demonstrate and classify pars fracture line as same as CT is still controversial. This meta-analysis aimed to determine sensitivity and specificity of MRI in the direct visualisation of the pars defect...
September 23, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937467/does-the-prevalence-of-spondylolysis-and-spina-bifida-occulta-observed-in-pediatric-patients-remain-stable-in-adults
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Julio Urrutia, Tomas Zamora, Jorge Cuellar
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. OBJECTIVE: To compare the prevalence of lumbar spondylolysis and spina bifida occulta (SBO) in pediatric and adult populations. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The prevalence of spondylolysis reported from radiograph-based studies in children had been questioned in computed tomography (CT)-based studies in adults; however, a recent CT-based study in pediatric patients has confirmed the previously reported data in pediatric populations...
October 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819526/-bilateral-three-level-lumbar-spondylolysis
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Noukhoum Koné, Outouma Soumaré
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795014/evaluation-and-management-of-lower-back-pain-in-young-athletes
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REVIEW
Dilip R Patel, Elizabeth Kinsella
Lower back pain in young athletes is a common problem. The prevalence of back pain from different causes in adolescent age group is between 20% and 30%. However, the incidence of low back pain in young athletes varies widely in different sports. Overuse injuries are the most common cause of low back pain in young athletes. In case of overuse injuries, the cause and effect relationship between back pain and specific condition is often difficult to establish. In adolescent athletes, the most common underlying identified cause of low back pain is lumbar spondylolysis...
July 2017: Translational Pediatrics
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