Tadpole system as new lumbar spinal instrumentation

  title={Tadpole system as new lumbar spinal instrumentation},
  author={Yuichi Kasai and Tadashi Inaba and Koji Akeda and Atsumasa Uchida},
  journal={Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research},
  pages={41 - 41}
BACKGROUND There have been reports of serious complications associated with pedicle screw fixation, including nerve root injuries caused by accidental screw insertion. We have developed a new system of lumbar spinal instrumentation that we call Tadpole system. The purposes of this report were to show the results of a biomechanical study and the short-term outcome of a clinical study, as well as to determine the usefulness of this system. METHODS The Tadpole system lumbar spinal fusion is a… CONTINUE READING