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What is spondylolysis?

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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: A small crack

A crack in a particular part of one spine bone a radio graphic finding may or may not be painful common in elite gymnasts and interior line men.

In brief: A small crack

A crack in a particular part of one spine bone a radio graphic finding may or may not be painful common in elite gymnasts and interior line men.
Dr. Mark Weston
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Spine defect

Spondylo means spine and lysis means crack.
These can be congenital variety which is genetic in origin occuring in 6% of the us population or after trauma which can be repetitve particularly in certain high level athletes like swimmers, gymnasts, pitchers, football linemen to name a few. Most are treated non operatively.

In brief: Spine defect

Spondylo means spine and lysis means crack.
These can be congenital variety which is genetic in origin occuring in 6% of the us population or after trauma which can be repetitve particularly in certain high level athletes like swimmers, gymnasts, pitchers, football linemen to name a few. Most are treated non operatively.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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