Direct repair of spondylolysis presenting after correction of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.

By London Spine

Direct repair of spondylolysis presenting after correction of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.

Spine J. 2011 Feb;11(2):133-8

Authors: Koptan WM, ElMiligui YH, ElSharkawi MM

Although spondylolysis is found in 6% of idiopathic scoliosis patients, very little was reported on management of pars defects in this group. These patients with painful spondylolysis are most eligible for direct repair of the defect rather than lumbosacral fusion in an attempt to save motion segments.

PMID: 21296297 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]