Pedicle instrumentation in the thoracic spine. A morphometric and cadaveric study for placement of screws.

@article{Cinotti1999PedicleII,
  title={Pedicle instrumentation in the thoracic spine. A morphometric and cadaveric study for placement of screws.},
  author={Gianluca Cinotti and Stefano Gumina and Maurizio Ripani and Franco Postacchini},
  journal={Spine},
  year={1999},
  volume={24 2},
  pages={114-9}
}
STUDY DESIGN In part 1 of the study, the morphometry of thoracic pedicles and bony landmarks for pedicle screw placement were evaluated. In part 2, pedicle screws were inserted in fresh cadavers, using a different entry point in the left and right pedicles. OBJECTIVES To identify the safest entry point and screw orientation for pedicle screws in the thoracic spine. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA A few morphometric investigations have been performed on thoracic vertebrae, but the safest… CONTINUE READING

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