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Pars Defect

MarotoMMaroto Posts: 1
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:55 AM in New Member Introductions
I have a pars defect L5 right facet. How successful are the surgeries that reattach the facet with screws?
When they do this are they able to correct spondiolythesis also laproscopicaly?


  • hi and welcome to the forum! we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. i am not famaliar with your problem but i did want to say hello..please have a good look around and make yourself at home.. perhaps someone will drop by with more information. good luck as you search for answers! Jenny
  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 5,427
    I haven't had surgery, so not familiar with the paticulars of your situation.

    The site has lots of info and a search bar..so when you type in you situation..you'll be led to other people's posts and you may gain info that way.

    I hope you're pain is not crazy making.

    Take care!
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  • Hi,

    I am 15 days post surgery now, after suffering with L5/S1 pars defect, spondylolisthesis with some seriously damaged discs. The surgeon first performed a pars defect block injection which was done more for diagnostic purposes than actual relief. I was then referred for surgery and I have undergone a TLIF procedure (Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion). Basically the surgeon has removed the disc and damaged pars area and fused the whole L5/S1 section together.
    I wont lie and have to say that the procedure itself was horrific and the time spent in hospital is extremely uncomfortable and painful. However the pain that I was suffering with in my back and down my legs has gone and I am now just getting over the pain of surgery. I have a 17cm wound that was healed enough for the dressing to be removed after 10 days and although I cant bend or twist for 3 months I am feeling remarkably well after only 15 days.
    I hope this info helps, but if you have any specific questions then feel free to ask.
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