Operative stabilization of the posttraumatic thoracic and lumbar spine: a comparative analysis of the Harrington distraction rod and the modified Weiss spring.


To assess the efficacy of operative stabilization techniques, a retrospective study of Harrington distraction rod (HDR) and modified Weiss spring instrumentation was performed in 90 patients. An operation was performed for one or both of two indications: persistent spine instability or the presence of a neurological deficit in patients with incomplete… (More)


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