Ideal entry point for the thoracic pedicle screw during the free hand technique

Kook Jin Chung, Seung Woo Suh, Sameer Desai, Hae Ryong Song

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Abstract

We have attempted to determine the spatial orientation of the base of the superior articular process in relation to the centre of the pedicle and then measure the transverse and sagittal screw angles using this ideal pedicle screw entry point - the base of the superior articular process at the junction of the lateral one-third and medial two-thirds. The proposed advantages of this technique are the easily identifiable entry point, the well-defined transverse and sagittal screw angles and a very low incidence of medial and inferior pedicle violation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)657-662
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Orthopaedics
Volume32
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Oct

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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