Internal fixation of the spine using a braided titanium cable: clinical results and postoperative magnetic resonance imaging.

@article{Doran1996InternalFO,
  title={Internal fixation of the spine using a braided titanium cable: clinical results and postoperative magnetic resonance imaging.},
  author={Stephen E Doran and Stephen M. Papadopoulos and Lance D. Miller},
  journal={Neurosurgery},
  year={1996},
  volume={38 3},
  pages={493-6; discussion 496-7}
}
Segmental spinal fixation using sublaminar or interspinous stainless steel wire has been successfully used for many years. Stainless steel cables have been developed that are stronger and more flexible, allowing for shorter operative time and decreased risk of neurological deficit. However, stainless steel implants create significant artifact on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), reducing the postoperative usefulness of this imaging modality. Titanium instrumentation has the advantage of… CONTINUE READING

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