The use of methylmethacrylate for vertebral-body replacement and anterior stabilization of pathological fracture-dislocations of the spine due to metastatic malignant disease.

@article{Harrington1981TheUO,
  title={The use of methylmethacrylate for vertebral-body replacement and anterior stabilization of pathological fracture-dislocations of the spine due to metastatic malignant disease.},
  author={Kendra Harrington},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={1981},
  volume={63 1},
  pages={36-46}
}
  • Kendra Harrington
  • Published 1981 in
    The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American…
Metastatic malignant lesions involving the spine occasionally cause severe enough vertebral-body collapse to result in either spinal instability or neural compression, or both. Conventional decompressive laminectomy in such cases rarely results in neural improvement. It may, however, cause local instability of the spine, leading to a progressive kyphotic… CONTINUE READING