adolescent spondylolisthesis L5-S1 due to pars fracture
Hi, my daughter is 14 years-old, and had surgery Sept. 2009 to repairs bilateral pars defect/spondylolisthesis grade 1. She's a competitive soccer player, and was having a great deal of lower back pain... Now here we are.
The latest CT Scan, March 8, showed non-union of the bone graft on one side. She is using bone growth stimulator daily, taking calcium, etc. I am just wondering if anyone else has a child with this condition, and if there is anything else we can do to help her bone graft to heal. We were told she may need surgery again for the non-union of the bone graft, and needless to say, are hoping to avoid that.
Also, we were told persistent non-union would result in her needing a spinal fusion. If that's the case, is there any possibility of her playing soccer again? Does spine fusion really mean no more physical activity?
Thanks in advance for any information on this topic!