Learning about Pars Defect Injury

A pars defect is a stress fracture and reaction in the back, says Dr.
Derek Papp, Sports Medicine Physician with Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute.
He explains if someone has an inflammation in any spine bone, and is not treated properly, it gets worse and progresses into a fracture.
The treatment depends on the case. Normally, pars defect is treated
without surgery most of the time; patients can use a back brace and,
if he needs surgery, physicians put a screw to fix the fracture, he
says.

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