Morphometric analysis of the thoracic and lumbar spine in Japanese on the use of pedicle screws

Abstract

The pedicle screw and hook have become popular instruments in treating spinal deformity and disease. This study gathered morphological data on thoracic and lumbar spines in a Japanese population that should serve as useful reference for posterior instrumentation surgery. One hundred and three dry bones were used to investigate the morphology of pedicle and… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00276-004-0305-4

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