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SA Orthopaedic Journal

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KRUGER, NA. Instructional course lecture: Spondylolysis. SA orthop. j. [online]. 2015, vol.14, n.2, pp.29-34. ISSN 2309-8309.

Spondylolysis is a defect of the pars interarticularis of the vertebral arch. Its cause is often multifactorial but mostly thought to be as a result of a stress fracture. Most fractures occur at L5 (71%-95%) and L4 (5%-23%).1

Keywords : spondylolysis; pars fracture; imaging; management.

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