Intra-operative localisation of thoracic spine level: a simple “‘K’-wire in pedicle” technique

@article{Thambiraj2012IntraoperativeLO,
  title={Intra-operative localisation of thoracic spine level: a simple “‘K’-wire in pedicle” technique},
  author={Sathya Thambiraj and Nasir Ali Quraishi},
  journal={European Spine Journal},
  year={2012},
  volume={21},
  pages={221-224}
}
To describe a simple and reliable method of intra-operative localisation of thoracic spine in a single surgical setting. Intra-operative localisation of thoracic spine levels can be difficult due to anatomical constraints, such as scapular shadow, patient’s size and poor bone quality. This is particularly true in cases of thoracic discectomies in which the vertebral bodies appear normal. There are several methods described in recent literature to address this. Many of them require a separate… CONTINUE READING
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