Transpedicular screw fixation for traumatic lesions of the middle and lower cervical spine: description of the techniques and preliminary report.

@article{Abumi1994TranspedicularSF,
  title={Transpedicular screw fixation for traumatic lesions of the middle and lower cervical spine: description of the techniques and preliminary report.},
  author={Kuniyoshi Abumi and Hiroshi Itoh and Hiroshi Taneichi and Kiyoshi Kaneda},
  journal={Journal of spinal disorders},
  year={1994},
  volume={7 1},
  pages={
          19-28
        }
}
Thirteen patients with fractures and/or dislocations of the middle and lower cervical spine were treated by transpedicular screw fixation using the Steffee variable screw placement system. Postoperative immobilization was either not used or simplified to short-term use of a soft neck collar. Recovery of nerve function and correction of kyphotic and/or translational deformities were satisfactory. All patients had solid fusion without loss of correction at the latest follow-up. There were no… 

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