An avid runner in college carried through to his 28 year-old adult life, able to clock 50 - 80 miles per week. When Joe could no longer run due to the pain in his right leg, he noticed his stride changed and he experienced a drop foot. Diagnosed with spondylolysis with an abnormal movement, a fracture that allows abnormal movement of his spine called pars interarticularis. To correct Joe's condition, Dr. Perez-Cruet performed a minimally invasive spine fusion with specially designed instrumentation to help restore the height of the disc using Joe's own bone, because this technique has shown more than a 95% rate of fusion.

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