Learning about Pars Defect Injury
A pars defect is a stress fracture and reaction in the back, says Dr. Derek Papp, Sports Medicine Physician with Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute. He explains if someone has an inflammation in any spine bone, and is not treated properly, it gets worse and progresses into a fracture.
The treatment depends on the case. Normally, pars defect is treated without surgery most of the time; patients can use a back brace and, if he needs surgery, physicians put a screw to fix the fracture, he says.