Re: Son with L5 Pars Fracture - college rower
Hi, I just found this website, so I am late in answering your post. Your son's condition sounds much like my daughter's. She is now 14 years-old and is a competitive soccer player. She had pars repair surgery Sept. 2009. The CT scan showed an older stress fracture on one side and a newer one on the other side. She was cleared to start playing about 6 months after surgery, but in her first tournament she overextended while scoring a goal, and went down. She has been doing pt 3 x week, and is hoping to be back to soccer by high school tryouts this summer. We have been told we should expect a full year, at least, to heal. I'm sure it is very difficult for your son to wait, because i'm sure he is anxious to get back to his sport. It is very difficult to see our daughter sitting on the bench, hoping to join her team again. i'd be afraid your son would try to push through the pain, and might injure it more. I hope he can wait until he is healed. Not sure if you'll see this, as your post was some time ago, but I hope your son is healing well.