A multicenter study on accuracy and complications of freehand placement of cervical pedicle screws under lateral fluoroscopy in different pathological conditions: CT-based evaluation of more than 1,000 screws

@article{Hojo2014AMS,
  title={A multicenter study on accuracy and complications of freehand placement of cervical pedicle screws under lateral fluoroscopy in different pathological conditions: CT-based evaluation of more than 1,000 screws},
  author={Yoshihiro Hojo and Manabu Ito and Kota Suda and Itaru Oda and Hisashi Yoshimoto and Kuniyoshi Abumi},
  journal={European Spine Journal},
  year={2014},
  volume={23},
  pages={2166-2174}
}
To conduct a retrospective multicenter study to investigate the accuracy of pedicle screw (PS) placement in the cervical spine by freehand technique and the related complications in various pathological conditions including trauma, rheumatoid arthritis, degenerative conditions and others. 283 patients with 1,065 PSs in the cervical spine who were treated at eight spine centers and finished postoperative CT scan were enrolled. The numbers of placed PSs were 608 for trauma, 180 for rheumatoid… CONTINUE READING
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