Semin Musculoskelet Radiol 2020; 24(03): 262-276
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1709484
Review Article

Stress Injuries of the Spine in Sports

Jenn Shiunn Wong
1  Department of Radiology, Derriford Hospital, University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust, Plymouth, United Kingdom
,
Radhesh Lalam
2  Department of Radiology, The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Oswestry, United Kingdom
,
Victor N. Cassar-Pullicino
2  Department of Radiology, The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Oswestry, United Kingdom
,
Prudencia N.M. Tyrrell
,
Jaspreet Singh
2  Department of Radiology, The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Oswestry, United Kingdom
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Abstract

Spine sports stress injuries account for a significant amount of time loss at play in athletes, particularly if left unrecognized and allowed to progress. Spondylolysis makes up most of these stress injuries. This article focuses on spondylolysis, bringing together discussion from the literature on its pathomechanics and the different imaging modalities used in its diagnosis. Radiologists should be aware of the limitations and more importantly the roles of different imaging modalities in guiding and dictating the management of spondylolysis. Other stress-related injuries in the spine are also discussed including but not limited to pedicle fracture and apophyseal ring injury.



Publication History

Publication Date:
28 September 2020 (online)

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