A novel computer-assisted drill guide template for lumbar pedicle screw placement: a cadaveric and clinical study.

@article{Lu2009ANC,
  title={A novel computer-assisted drill guide template for lumbar pedicle screw placement: a cadaveric and clinical study.},
  author={Sheng Lu and Yong Q. Xu and Yuan Z. Zhang and Yan Li and Le Xie and Ji H. Shi and Hai Ke Guo and Guo P Chen and Yu B. Chen},
  journal={The international journal of medical robotics + computer assisted surgery : MRCAS},
  year={2009},
  volume={5 2},
  pages={184-91}
}
BACKGROUND The great accuracy of computer-assisted operative systems for pedicle screw insertion makes them highly desirable for spinal surgeries. However, computer-assisted pedicle screw placement is expensive, and the learning curve for these techniques is significant. We have developed a novel method of spinal pedicle stereotaxy by reverse engineering (RE) and rapid prototyping (RP) and have validated the method's accuracy by cadaveric and clinical study. METHODS A volumetric CT scan was… CONTINUE READING
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