Use of spinous processes to determine the optimal trajectory for placement of lateral mass screws: technical note.


STUDY DESIGN Retrospective chart analysis. OBJECTIVE In the current report, we present a new technique for the placement of lateral mass screws from C3 to C7. The safety, complications, and long-term clinical and imaging follow-up were analyzed. To address potential risk factors for this technique, relevant literature was reviewed and discussed herein… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/BSD.0b013e31816f68fe


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