Traumatic lumbar spondylolysis

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert


Persistent lumbar pain after a traffic accident.

Patient Data

Age: 14 years
Gender: Male

BIlateral spondylolysis of the L4 level.

BIlateral spondylolysis of the L4 level.

Case Discussion

Predominantly osseous flexion-distraction injury of the L4 interarticular portions and dorsal arch Magerl type B 2.2.2 (traumatic spondylolysis).

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