Evaluating spondylolysis in adolescent athletes: history and x-ray findings confirm the diagnosis.

Title

Evaluating spondylolysis in adolescent athletes: history and x-ray findings confirm the diagnosis.

Creator

Congeni J

Publisher

Journal of Musculoskeletal Medicine

Date

2000
2000-03

Description

Low back pain is less common in young people than in adults but more often can be traced to a specific cause. A common cause of back pain in adolescents is spondylolysis, a fatigue fracture of a lumbar vertebra that occurs most frequently in young athletes. This condition is caused by repetitive trunk hyperextension. Clinical detection of spondylolysis may involve physical examination, radiography, CT, or MRI. A careful differential diagnosis is necessary to distinguish spondylolysis from a number of other disorders that cause chronic back pain. A proper treatment protocol incorporates rest, NSAlDs, use of a brace, and physical therapy.

Subject

Female; Male; Child; Adolescence; Diagnosis; Differential; Athletic Injuries – Diagnosis – In Adolescence; Fractures – In Adolescence; Low Back Pain – Diagnosis – In Adolescence; Lumbar Vertebrae – Injuries – In Adolescence; Orthoses – In Adolescence; Spondylolysis – Diagnosis – In Adolescence

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

123–129

Issue

3

Volume

17

Citation

Congeni J, “Evaluating spondylolysis in adolescent athletes: history and x-ray findings confirm the diagnosis.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed June 21, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/6143.

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