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Mark A. Wolgin, MD, Orthopaedic Surgeon

Specialist (Fellowship Trained) in Spinal and Foot/Ankle Surgery, Albany, GA, Office Phone 229-883-4707

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Spondylolysis:  Surgical Decompression
 
 
For those cases with a condition called spondylolysis, which refers to a non-union of the back part of the spine (pars interarticularis), there may be additional decompression required as compared to a spinal bone without this non-union.  The chronic inflammation associated with the ununited bone leads to additional tissue being present near the exiting nerve root.  This area will need to be decompressed as well with surgical treatment.