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Thank you for your answer. It is great to get a straight answer from a knowledgeable source.
The info that I am being told does not add up; so from what you are saying, if a pars fracture were to occur during the discectomy, it would be due to a negligent surgeon? Is it possible or very common? If it is possible what are the odds? I am not much of a gambler. Would a surgeon know if he did fracture the pars? Lets say that it did happen and a second surgery was required and a fusion was done; now due to the reduce range of motion, what are the odds of having complications on disks above and below the fusion? Sorry for all the questions, but I am a research engineer and it is a habit.
Thank you