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Lumbar stress fractures

Lumbar stress fractures are most common in athletes who undertake repetitive hyperextension, such as fast bowlers in cricket and gymnasts.

Football players can also suffer from stress fractures to the lumbar spine. If the stress fracture occurs in two or more places, one component of the spine can 'slip' forward on another. This is called a spondylolisthesis.

Australian cricket fast bowler, Brett Lee, has suffered multiple stress fractures of his lower back throughout his career.
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Oblique lumbar spine xray demonstrating lumbar stress fracture (pars defect)
PLAYERS WHO HAVE HAD LUMBAR STRESS FRACTURES
Name Team Onset Year Sport

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