The effect of spinal shortening after total en bloc spondylectomy: a biomechanical study in the thoracic spine.

Abstract

STUDY DESIGN A biomechanical study using human cadaveric thoracic spine specimens. OBJECTIVE To evaluate and compare the biomechanical effects of spinal shortening and cross-links in reconstruction after total en bloc spondylectomy (TES). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA There have been no studies that have examined the biomechanical effects of spinal… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/BSD.0b013e31825dd964

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@article{Kato2012TheEO, title={The effect of spinal shortening after total en bloc spondylectomy: a biomechanical study in the thoracic spine.}, author={Satoshi Kato and Hideki Murakami and Kosaku Higashino and Motohiro Okada and Zenya Ito and Satoru Demura and Norio Kawahara and Katsuro Tomita and Hiroyuki Tsuchiya and William C. Hutton}, journal={Journal of spinal disorders & techniques}, year={2012}, volume={25 6}, pages={E183-90} }