Pars Interarticularis Defect

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6

Release Date

5 Oct 2020

Expiration Date

20 Jun 2022

Last Reviewed

20 Jun 2021

Estimated Time To Finish

60 Minutes

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Activity Description

Pars interarticularis defects also referred to as spondylolysis, are a common cause of axial back pain in adolescents, especially young athletes. The pars interarticularis (pars) lies between the superior and inferior articular process bilaterally at each zygapophyseal joint. A pars interarticularis defect is a unilateral or bilateral fracture involving the pars interarticularis of the posterior vertebral arch. This injury occurs almost exclusively in the lower lumbar region, most often at L5. This activity highlights the interprofessional management of this condition.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of nurse practitioners.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Review typical presenting symptoms of pars interarticularis defects.
  • Describe the evaluation of pars interarticularis defects.
  • Outline the complications associated with untreated pars interarticularis defects.
  • Describe the need for a well-integrated, interprofessional team approach to improve care for patients with pars interarticularis defects.
  • Outline the pharmacologic therapy as it applies to Pars Interarticularis Defect

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This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Standards of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) through the joint providership of AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and StatPearls Publishing, LLC.  AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider number: 030803.  This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hour(s) (which includes 0.1 hour(s) of pharmacology).

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  3. Complete the entire self-study activity.
  4. Complete the post-test assessments.
  5. Successfully pass the post-test with a minimum score of 100%.
  6. Complete the evaluation form.
  7. Obtain a certificate.

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