Improved accuracy of computer-assisted cervical pedicle screw insertion.

@article{Kotani2003ImprovedAO,
  title={Improved accuracy of computer-assisted cervical pedicle screw insertion.},
  author={Yoshihisa Kotani and Kuniyoshi Abumi and Manabu Ito and Akio Minami},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={99 3 Suppl},
  pages={257-63}
}
OBJECT The authors introduce a unique computer-assisted cervical pedicle screw (CPS) insertion technique used in conjunction with specially modified original pedicle screw insertion instruments. The accuracy of screw placement as well as surgery-related outcome and complication rates were compared between two groups of patients: those in whom a computer-assisted and those in whom a conventional manual insertion technique was used. METHODS The screw insertion guiding system consisted of a… CONTINUE READING
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