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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 263-265
Exploring the correlation between increased femoral anteversion and pars interarticularis defects in the lumbar spine: A single center experience

1 Department of Musculoskeletal Imaging, Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham, UK
2 Department of Radiology, Kettering General Hospital, Kettering, UK

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Dr. Rajesh Botchu
Department of Musculoskeletal Radiology, The Royal Orthopedic Hospital, Bristol Road South, Northfield, Birmingham
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijri.IJRI_364_20

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Introduction: Altered femoral version can result in lumbar hyperlordosis and hip spine syndrome. We conducted a retrosepctive study to evalute if there is correlation between altered femoral version and pars defect. Materal and Methods: A cohort of pateints with CT rotational profile and MR of lumbar spine over a 12 year period were included in the sutdy. The femoral version was calculated and the MR was evaluated for pars defect. Results: 130 patients had CT rotational profile and MR of lumbar spine with a female predomiannce ( 94 female and 36 males) and average age of 24.3 years. There were 6 patients with bilateral pars defects involving L5 ( 3 with increased femoral version, 2 with decreased version and one had normal version). Conclusion: Increased femoral anterversion is not associated with increased prevalence of pars defects.

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