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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Pars Planitis

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What are the complications of bilateral pars interarticulars deffects, ?

For most no serious : Ones in terms of the "congenital type" with some back pain and/or leg pain with some risk over time of tissue growth or hypertrophy at the defect site which could lead to some nerve root compression via foraminal stenosis .Most are treated non operatively. ...Read more

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Seen in er- inflammation/red rash of (l)foot. Dx: inflammation was related back issue- (herniated l3/4/5) ankylosing spondylis. Is this plausible?

Seen in er- inflammation/red rash of (l)foot.  Dx: inflammation was related  back issue- (herniated l3/4/5) ankylosing spondylis.  Is this plausible?

No/yes: Herniated discs would not be related be related to inflammation of the foot nor ankylosing spondylitis. On the other hand, if you had a spine disease called ankylosing spondylitis, that is associated with peripheral joint inflammation. Ankylosing spondylitis is a diagnosis that needs to be made by a rheumatologist only. ...Read more

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Can a L4 L5 Pars Defect cause sciatica pain?

Can a L4 L5 Pars Defect cause sciatica pain?

The defect itself: doesn't cause radicular symptoms(sciatica), but it can result in slippage of one vertebra over another(spondylolisthesis), and extensive degenerative changes, which can. ...Read more

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Bilateral bony hyperplasia by bottom molars, chronic inflamation sinuses, recently breathing 60% of normal, lichen sclerosis, osteoarthritis. Causes?

Bilateral bony hyperplasia by bottom molars, chronic inflamation sinuses, recently breathing 60% of normal, lichen sclerosis, osteoarthritis. Causes?

Too many things: These issues have multiple causes but they are not necessarily related to one other another. It is difficult to comment on why you are only breathing 60% of normal without knowing more. Please restate your questions. Thanks. ...Read more

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Can improper fusion of posterior of c1 cause any complications? Csf leak?

Can improper fusion of posterior of c1 cause any complications?  Csf leak?

Yes: There is potential for complications including CSF leak at any spinal level during spinal surgery. ...Read more

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What causes congenital dislocation of the radial head?

What causes congenital dislocation of the radial head?

Radial head: congenital dislocation can be and is often a spontaneous difference that just occurs however sometimes it is associated with a syndrome such as foot and hip disorders, variations in the forearm and radius that can be associated with anemias and other congenital issues so certainly be evaluated to see if it is an isolated issue. Often no rx is needed despite reduced motion of elbow or forearm ...Read more

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Grade 1 anterolisthesis of L5 over s1 with fatty marrow conversion at left L5 pars inter articular with bowing indicative of a healed fracture, 22yo/m?

Grade 1 anterolisthesis of L5 over s1 with fatty marrow conversion at left L5 pars inter articular with bowing indicative of a healed fracture, 22yo/m?

Spondylolisthesis L5: You have described what is probably a congenital condition with a defect in the pars interarticularis. The symptoms may have become apparent after some trauma. 90% of the time people of this condition can be treated conservatively with a lumbosacral brace and analgesics. If symptoms worsen, further imaging may include MRI or ct with intrathecal contrast. Decompression and fusion may become neces. ...Read more

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Xray foot/ankle report: slight scattered osteophyte formation is seen with no acute disease. Could cavus foot from retinaculum tear cause osteophytes?

Xray foot/ankle report: slight scattered osteophyte formation is seen with no acute disease. Could cavus foot from retinaculum tear cause osteophytes?

That would depend: On where the osteophyte was located and which retinaculum was torn. The fact a cavus foot is present has no bearing. ...Read more

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What is bilateral pars defect of the spine?

What is bilateral pars defect of the spine?

Pars defect: Bilateral pars defect also commonly called spondylolysis is a stress fracture near the joint of the spine. This usually occurs in the lower lumbar spine and can be painful and cause instability. This defect often occurs during the teenage years but can persist into adulthood and become symptomatic later in life. ...Read more

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What is bilateral pars defect of the spine?

What is bilateral pars defect of the spine?

Lumbar Pars Defect: The defect is a stress fracture of the posterior portion of the spine that connects the facet joints and lamina with the anterior vertebral body at the level of the pedicle. This process is also known as a spondylolysis. It occurs in 5% of the general population but can be as high as 15% in certain athletes like gymnasts and football lineman due to the lumbar hyperextension. ...Read more

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Can L4 anterolisthesis & L5 posterolisthesis on s1 with bilateral pars defect at L4 cause venous insufficiency in both legs? If so why?

Can L4 anterolisthesis & L5 posterolisthesis on s1 with bilateral pars defect at L4 cause venous insufficiency in both legs? If so why?

No: Bone, and discs, not vascular and would be incredibly unusual to slip, enough to compress major veins. Trauma, coagulopathy, DVT lead to venous valvular leakage- insufficiency. ...Read more

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What are the chances of a L5 bilateral pars fracture healing 7 months after injury?

What are the chances of a L5 bilateral pars fracture healing 7 months after injury?

Spondylolysis: These pars fractures rarely heal with bracing or external stabilization. If they become symptomatic with instability fusion is required. Many people live their whole live with pars fractures and never have any treatment. ...Read more