Computer-assisted pedicle screw fixation. A feasibility study.

  title={Computer-assisted pedicle screw fixation. A feasibility study.},
  author={L P Amiot and Hubert Labelle and Jacques A Deguise and Marwan Sati and P. Brodeur and Charles Hilaire Rivard},
  volume={20 10},
STUDY DESIGN We evaluated a computer-assisted surgical tool for inserting pedicle screws. OBJECTIVES This study reviewed the feasibility, usefulness, and accuracy of the proposed tool. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Reviews documented neurovascular damage caused by screw misplacement. Currently, screw hole position is assessed by radiologic means and curette palpation. METHODS Three sheep vertebrae and one artificial object were reconstructed three-dimensionally from computed tomography scan… CONTINUE READING

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