Table 1

 Characteristics of cricketers and soccer players investigated for spondylolysis

CricketersSoccer players
Values shown as median (range), unless otherwise indicated.
Number4228
Age (years)19.7 (13.0 to 29.9)17.5 (11.5 to 44.0)
Interval from onset of pain to SPECT (days)284 (26 to 5967)186 (45 to 2414)
Interval from SPECT to rg-CT (days)7 (0 to 203)2 (18 to 81)
Number (%) of players with one or more sites of increased scintigraphic uptake37 (90.4%)23 (82.1%)
Pars interarticulares studied by rg-CT17486
Number (%) players with one or more spondylolyses28 (66.7%)19 (67.8%)