Skip to Content
Medical Term:

scotty dog

Pronunciation: scot'te dawg

Definition: The fancied appearance of the articular facets on oblique radiographs of the lumbar spine; the neck of the scotty dog is the pars interarticularis, site of the most common defect in spondylolysis.

© Copyright 2016 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review Date: Sep 19, 2016.