spondylolysis

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spondylolysis

 [spon″dĭ-lol´ĭ-sis]
the breaking down of a vertebra. adj., adj spondylolyt´ic.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

spon·dy·lol·y·sis

(spon'di-lol'i-sis),
Degeneration or deficient development of a portion of the vertebra; commonly involves the pars interarticularis, which can result in a spondylolithesis.
[spondylo- + G. lysis, loosening]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

spon·dy·lol·y·sis

(spon'di-lol'i-sis)
Degeneration or deficient development of the articulating part of a vertebra.
[spondylo- + G. lysis, loosening]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

spondylolysis

A symptomless congenital deficiency of bone in the arch of the 5th or 4th lumbar vertebra disorder of the spine. The arch is formed of soft fibrous tissue and there is a weak link with adjacent vertebrae so that the condition of SPONDYLOLISTHESIS may occur.
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References in periodicals archive ?
Our study reported higher prevalence rate of lumbar spondylolysis in the general population than previously reported.
According to Kwang-Hwan Park et al, the incidence of multiple lumbar spondylolysis appears to vary between 1.2% to 5.6%.
Forty symptomatic patients with lumbar spondylolysis aged 18-52 years and 40 matched controls of same sex and approximate age ([+ or -]2 years) were included in the study.
[1,4,14] In the present study, therefore, we aimed to evaluate facet tropism in younger patients with lumbar spondylolysis and to investigate the role of facet tropism in the development of spondylolysis.
[19.] Kochi Sairyo, Vijay K Goel et.al., "Buck's direct repair of lumbar spondylolysis restores disc stresses at the involved and adjacent levels", Clinical Biomechanics, 21,1020-1026 (2006).
We present the case of a patient with a sacral stress fracture following the bone union of lumbar spondylolysis and report on the radiological findings and treatment course.
The use of a lumbosacral orthosis has been advocated in the treatment of lumbar spondylolysis. The decision to treat the patient with a lumbosacral orthosis can be based on several variables: the presence of a stress fracture or a true fracture, the presence of a spondylolisthesis, pain control, and patient compliance.
Sairyo and associates (23) utilized a CT-based classification system to assess outcomes of conservative treatment of lumbar spondylolysis. The classification schema included early lesions (hairline fracture of pars interarticularis), progressive lesions (visible gap), and terminal lesions (pseudoarthrosis).
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Pars interarticularis fusion of multiple levels of lumbar spondylolysis. A case report.