Diana Margarita Molinares

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OBJECTIVE The lateral jack-knife position is often used during transpsoas surgery to improve access to the spine. Postoperative neurological signs and symptoms are very common after such procedures, and the mechanism is not adequately understood. The objective of this study is to assess if the lateral jack-knife position alone can cause neurapraxia. This(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess if hydroxyapatite (HA)-coated titanium pedicle screws exhibit the same electroconductive characteristics as non-HA-coated screws. METHODS Resistance measurements were obtained from a random sampling of 10 HA-coated pedicle screws and 10 non-HA-coated screws, and surgical conditions simulated. Surface resistivity measurements were(More)
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