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What is a bilateral pars defect at c5?

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Dr. Richard Guyer
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: A defect in vertebra

This refers to a defect in the bone that connects the upper and lower facet joint of a vertebra.
It is thought that most these arise as stress fractures that do not heal. The vast majority cause no symptoms.

In brief: A defect in vertebra

This refers to a defect in the bone that connects the upper and lower facet joint of a vertebra.
It is thought that most these arise as stress fractures that do not heal. The vast majority cause no symptoms.
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