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Sports Med Arthrosc Rehabil Ther Technol. 2011 Apr 10;3(1):8. doi: 10.1186/1758-2555-3-8.

Multiple lumbar transverse process stress fractures as a cause of chronic low back ache in a young fast bowler - a case report.

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  • 1Deptt of Orthopaedics, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India.


A rare case of multilevel transverse process stress fractures as a cause of low back ache in a professional cricket player has been presented. The report discusses the possible mechanism of such an injury in a cricket player and also highlights the preventive and therapeutic aspects of management in such patients. The report also stresses upon the need for early identification of such sports related injuries to prevent long term morbidity in the athletes.

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