Thoracolumbar instrumentation with CT-guided navigation (O-arm) in 270 consecutive patients: accuracy rates and lessons learned.

@article{Rivkin2014ThoracolumbarIW,
  title={Thoracolumbar instrumentation with CT-guided navigation (O-arm) in 270 consecutive patients: accuracy rates and lessons learned.},
  author={Mark A. Rivkin and Steven S. Yocom},
  journal={Neurosurgical focus},
  year={2014},
  volume={36 3},
  pages={E7}
}
OBJECT Thoracolumbar instrumentation has experienced a dramatic increase in utilization over the last 2 decades. However, pedicle screw fixation remains a challenging undertaking, with suboptimal placement contributing to postoperative pain, neurological deficit, vascular complications, and return to the operating suite. Image-guided spinal surgery has substantially improved the accuracy rates for these procedures. However, it is not without technical challenges and a learning curve for novice… CONTINUE READING

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