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Biomechanics of thoracolumbar spinal fixation. A review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2028346     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Extensive development of spinal instrumentation has occurred recently, benefitted by improved biomechanical knowledge. Reviewed here are various devices and the major biomechanical issues relevant to them. The devices are categorized by site of attachment. The major emphasis is on the most recently developed category: devices attached by transpedicular screws. Aspects of this last category reviewed here include screw design, screw placement, longitudinal linking devices (rods, plates), and transverse connectors (cross-linking). Emphasis is placed not only on current knowledge, but also on unresolved issues.
M H Krag
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Spine     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0362-2436     ISO Abbreviation:  Spine     Publication Date:  1991 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-06-13     Completed Date:  1991-06-13     Revised Date:  2009-07-09    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7610646     Medline TA:  Spine (Phila Pa 1976)     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S84-99     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, McClure Musculoskeletal Research Center, University of Vermont, Burlington.
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MeSH Terms
Bone Screws*
Equipment Design
Internal Fixators*
Lumbar Vertebrae / surgery*
Spinal Fusion / instrumentation*
Thoracic Vertebrae / surgery*

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