Lateral mass screw complications: analysis of 1662 screws.

  title={Lateral mass screw complications: analysis of 1662 screws.},
  author={Pavlos G. Katonis and Stamatios Papadakis and Spyridon P. Galanakos and Ditran Paskou and Artan Bano and George S. Sapkas and Alexander G. Hadjipavlou},
  journal={Journal of spinal disorders & techniques},
  volume={24 7},
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective, consecutive patient series. OBJECTIVE To quantify the risks and the complications associated with screw fixation devices of the cervical spine. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA The usefulness of lateral mass internal fixation has been well documented in the clinical setting. However, there is a paucity of studies examining the complications associated with these devices in a degenerative clinical setting. METHODS From 1999 to 2007, 225 consecutive patients underwent… CONTINUE READING