Adaptive remodeling at the pedicle due to pars fracture: a finite element analysis study.
Orthopedic Biomechanics Laboratory, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, California; and.
- Published Article
Journal of neurosurgery. Spine
- Publication Date
Sep 01, 2014
The authors' results indicated that a pars fracture results in sclerotic changes in the contralateral pedicle. Such a remodeling process could increase overall bone mass. However, focal bone loss in the region of the cancellous bone of the pedicle might predispose the pedicle to microfractures. This phenomenon explains, at least in part, the origin of pedicle stress fractures in the sclerotic contralateral pedicles of patients with unilateral spondylolysis.
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