Post-traumatic fracture of polymethylmethacrylate surrounding a Harrington hook site. A radiolucent cause of instability and pain.

Abstract

As polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) is used more often in spine surgery, problems associated with its use are likely to be encountered. A case is presented of a young patient with myelomeningocele and scoliosis. The patient presented with instability and pain associated with fractured PMMA surrounding the lower Harrington hook site. Since the PMMA was… (More)

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