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By David Bennett Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon in the United States
Nicholas A Beck, Robert Miller, Keith Baldwin, X Zhu, David Spiegel, Denis Drummond, Wudbhav N Sankar, John M Flynn
BACKGROUND: Anteroposterior, lateral, and right and left oblique lumbar spine radiographs are often a standard part of the evaluation of children who are clinically suspected of having spondylolysis. Recent concerns regarding radiation exposure and costs have brought the value of oblique radiographs into question. The purpose of the present study was to determine the diagnostic value of oblique views in the diagnosis of spondylolysis. METHODS: Radiographs of fifty adolescents with L5 spondylolysis without spondylolisthesis and fifty controls were retrospectively reviewed...
May 15, 2013: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
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