Explore Innovative Surgical Solutions At the Center for the Functional Restoration of the Spine
Here at the Center for the Functional Restoration of the Spine (CFRS), we deliver cutting-edge surgical solutions for various spinal conditions. Our surgeons have had particular success treating PARS (Pars Interarticularis) fractures, despite their relative complexity. Led by distinguished orthopedic specialists Dr. Steve Paragioudakis and Dr. Marc Menkowitz, our committed team excels in providing comprehensive PARS fracture repair, ensuring effective and personalized solutions for young patients seeking to regain spinal stability, alleviate pain, and safely get back on the court or field.
What Constitutes PARS Fracture Repair?
PARS fracture repair encompasses specialized surgical interventions designed to address fractures in the bony pars interarticularis. This vital bridge of bone connects the facet joints at the posterior of the spine. The primary objective of PARS fracture repair is to reinstate stability to the affected spinal region and mitigate symptoms such as pain and restricted mobility. In combination with physical therapy, these surgeries can help young athletes get back to doing what they love most.
Deciding Whether Surgery is Necessary
While not all PARS fractures necessitate surgical intervention, surgical repair may be considered in the following scenarios:
Instances where the PARS fracture is particularly severe or causing substantial instability.
Ineffectiveness of Conservative Approaches
When non-surgical strategies like rest, physical therapy, and pain management fail to deliver adequate relief.
Alleviating Persistent Symptoms
To address persistent pain, discomfort, or symptoms linked to the PARS fracture.
Repairing PARS Fractures the CFRS Way
Receive a Comprehensive Evaluation
Prior to recommending PARS fracture repair, our experienced CFRS team conducts a meticulous evaluation. This includes advanced imaging studies and thorough clinical assessments, allowing us to precisely gauge the severity of the fracture and formulate a bespoke surgical plan.
Get Tailored Surgical Plans
Recognizing the uniqueness of each PARS fracture, our surgical plans are individually crafted to address the distinctive needs of every patient. Whether involving spinal fusion, advanced stabilization techniques, or other sophisticated procedures, our goal is to tackle the specific challenges posed by the PARS fracture.
Review Spinal Fusion Techniques
Spinal fusion stands as a commonly employed surgical technique in PARS fracture repair. This procedure entails joining or fusing one or more vertebrae to inhibit movement between them. Typically achieved using bone grafts or substitutes, spinal fusion fosters the growth of bone, stabilizing the affected region over time.
Consider Innovative Stabilization Techniques
In cases where spinal fusion may not be the primary approach, CFRS employs advanced stabilization techniques. These techniques may involve the utilization of screws, rods, or other instrumentation to secure the vertebrae, promoting proper healing and stability.
Schedule a Consultation Today
Whether contemplating surgical intervention for a PARS fracture or seeking a second opinion, the Center for the Functional Restoration of the Spine is your committed partner in achieving complete recovery.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our Edison, Shrewsbury, or Toms River locations. You deserve the world-class level of PARS fracture repair available at CFRS. Don't let a PARS fracture slow your young athlete down. The path to spinal health starts here.