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Pars defect repair

From: RichardT - on 04/25/2013 2:06am

This website helped me to find a surgeon to do direct repair of pars defect. Search for the blog by Scott Hews on this website. I have just had a direct Buck repair of bilateral pars defect and grade 1 L5/S1 spondylolisthesis.
Some specialists don't believe that you can get pain from a cold pars defect but I had tremendous relief from direct pars injection even though the fractures looked cold on CT PECT with bone scan. The injection wore off after three months so I have now had the repair surgery. ( days post op I am walking up and down stairs. I will post more as I progress.

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on 11/06/2013 2:55pm

Hi Richard,

How did you get on? I have just been to see a surgeon (here in the UK, are you UK based?) about a direct repair. I have the exact same condition as you (bilateral pars defect and grade 1 spondylolisthesis). I have had it for nearly 10 years now (i am 29). It was missed, and i only received a diagnosis 18 months ago. The surgeon thinks i should have a direct repair as soon as possible (using screws but no bone graft).

How are you feeling a few months on? I hope it has helped you. It would be great to hear how it went, how old you are, the exact technique etc.

Many thanks!

on 03/21/2014 1:01am

I would also like to know how you are doing.

I have bilateral pars defect and grade 1 spondylothingy. Always in mild pain, gets worse with certain activities. How old are you and where did you have the surgery (geographic location).


1 week 4 days ago

Please reply and update as I'm currently seeking ideal surgical repair for my 17 year old son/athlete. Bilateral L5 pars fracture. Pain for 10+ months. Tried everything He is miserable and desiring surgical intervention at this point. I am an RN. I have been researching direct pars repair. Seeing a surgeon for evaluation and discussion in February. This will be first ever consult and I anticipate many more with various professionals before we proceed with surgical interventions. We would go almost anywhere in the universe for a specialist in the exact procedure my son needs.

1 week 2 days ago


How are you doing post repair and who is your surgeon? Thanks in advance for your reply.