The effect of locking fixation screws on the stability of anterior cervical plating.

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STUDY DESIGN Current anterior cervical plate systems were tested with locked and unlocked fixation screws and with unicortical and bicortical fixation screws to determine fixation rigidity and pull-off strengths. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the effects of screw-plate locking and screw length on fixation strength and stability of anterior cervical plates… (More)

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