Lumbar spondylolysis in adolescent athletes

Joseph P. Garry, John McShane

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Lumbar spondylolysis is a common cause of low back pain in adolescent athletes. The early diagnosis and treatment of this condition will result in decreased morbidity and an earlier return to full activity for most patients. We report a case of lumbar spondylolysis in an adolescent athlete and review current diagnosis and management of this condition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)145-149
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Family Practice
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 1998


  • Adolescent
  • Athlete
  • Back pain
  • Spondylolysis


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