Pars Interarticularis Injury Questions & Answers

Updated: Jan 22, 2019
  • Author: Gerard A Malanga, MD; Chief Editor: Craig C Young, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is a pars interarticularis injury?

What is incidence of pars interarticularis injury in the US?

How are pars interarticularis injuries classified?

What is the pathogenesis of pars interarticularis injuries?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of a pars interarticularis injury?

Which physical findings are characteristic of pars interarticularis injury?

What causes pars interarticularis injuries?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Pars Interarticularis Injury?

Workup

What is the role of lab testing in the workup of pars interarticularis injury?

What is the role of plain radiography in the workup of pars interarticularis injury?

What is the role of SPECT in the workup of pars interarticularis injury?

How are the results of plain radiographs and SPECT used in treatment selection for pars interarticularis injuries?

What is the role of CT scan in the workup of pars interarticularis injury?

What is the role of MRI in the workup of pars interarticularis injury?

Treatment

What is the role of physical therapy in the treatment of acute pars interarticularis injuries?

What is the role of bracing in the treatment of acute pars interarticularis injuries?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of acute pars interarticularis injury?

What is the role of electrical stimulation in the treatment of pars interarticularis injury?

How are pars interarticularis injuries treated during the recovery phase?

What is included in the maintenance phase of physical therapy to treat pars interarticularis injuries?

When is surgery indicated for the treatment of pars interarticularis injury?

What are the possible complications of pars interarticularis injury surgery?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with pars interarticularis injury?

Medications

What is the role of medications in the treatment of pars interarticularis injury?

Which medications in the drug class Analgesics are used in the treatment of Pars Interarticularis Injury?

Which medications in the drug class Muscle Relaxants are used in the treatment of Pars Interarticularis Injury?

Which medications in the drug class Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs are used in the treatment of Pars Interarticularis Injury?

Follow-up

How is return-to-play determined following treatment of a pars interarticularis injury?

What is the prognosis of pars interarticularis injuries?

What is included in patient education about pars interarticularis injuries?