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Pars defect repair

Surgery to repair pars defect

Our surgeons can repair a pars defect by placing a screw across the fracture, allowing it to heal over time

About

A pars defect refers to a condition where the lower and upper part of the vertebrae (spine bones) become separated as a result of repeated stress and strain. At HCA Healthcare UK, our spine surgeons can place a screw to secure the fracture (broken area) and let it heal over time.

Need to know

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    A pars defect repair is a surgical procedure carried out under general anaesthetic, which means you'll be asleep. Your HCA UK surgeon will start by making a cut in your back. Then, using an X-ray as a guide, they'll place a screw through the line of the fracture from front to back. This will hold the fracture in place, allowing the bone to grow across it naturally over time.
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    Your HCA UK surgeon will explain your pars defect repair during a pre-operation appointment. They'll also answer any questions you might have. As you'll be receiving a general anaesthetic, you'll be asked to limit your food and drink in the hours leading up to the procedure.
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    After your pars repair defect, we'll transfer you to our recovery ward, where our dedicated staff will care for you. Recovery times for pars defect repairs can vary from patient to patient, so your consultant will explain when you can expect to leave the hospital and get back to your usual routine.
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From complex surgery to straightforward procedures, we provide exceptional care across our network of hospitals, outpatient centres and specialist clinics.

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From complex surgery to straightforward procedures, we provide exceptional care across our network of hospitals, outpatient centres and specialist clinics.

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This content is intended for general information only and does not replace the need for personal advice from a qualified health professional.
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