ID 111165
Author
Jha, Subash C Tokushima University
Hangai, Mika Institute for Sports Sciences
Toyota, Akiko Tokushima University
Fukuta, Shoji Tokushima University
Nagamachi, Akihiro Tokushima University
Keywords
Stress fracture
Thoracic spine
Spondylolysis
Athletes
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
Spondylolysis, a defect or stress fracture of the vertebral pars interarticularis, occurs most frequently in the lower lumbar spine and occasionally in the cervical spine,but is extremely rare in the thoracic spine.We report the case of a 17 year-old girl,an elite rhythmic gymnast,who reported with early-stage thoracic spondylolysis at T10 and T11 levels. Physicians should be aware that performance of unusual athletic movements, such as those by gymnasts, may lead to spondylolysis in rare locations.
Journal Title
The Journal of Medical Investigation
ISSN
13496867
13431420
NCID
AA11166929
AA12022913
Publisher
Faculty of Medicine Tokushima University
Volume
63
Issue
1-2
Start Page
119
End Page
121
Sort Key
119
Published Date
2016-02
EDB ID
DOI (Published Version)
URL ( Publisher's Version )
FullText File
language
eng
TextVersion
Publisher
departments
Medical Sciences