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Month: November 2013

Ideal Starting Point & Trajectory for C2 Pedicle Screw Placement: a 3D Computed Tomography Analysis Using Perioperative Measurement

Scientific Paper Chin KR1, Mills MV2, Seale J3, Cumming V4. Interested medical professionals can read through the full paper, as published in The Spine Journal, here. BACKGROUND C2 pedicle screws provide stable fixation for posterior cervical fusion. Placing C2 pedicle screws is fraught with risks, and a misplaced screw can result in cortical breach of the pedicle, resulting in …

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Stability of Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion in the Setting of Retained Facets and Posterior Fixation Using Transfacet or Standard Pedicle Screws

Scientific Paper Chin KR1, Reis MT2, Reyes PM2, Newcomb AG2, Neagoe A2, Gabriel JP3, Sung RD4, Crawford NR2. Interested medical professionals can read through the full paper, as published in the Spine Journal, here. BACKGROUND CONCEPT The transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) technique supplements posterior instrumented lumbar spine fusion and has been tested with different types of screw fixation for stabilization. Transforaminal lumbar …

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Stabilizing Effects of a Particulate Demineralized Bone Matrix in the L4 Interbody Space with and Without PEEK Cage – A Literature Review and Preliminary Results of a Cadaveric Biomechanical Study

Scientific Paper Bruce C1, Chin KR2, Cumming V3, Crawford NR4. Interested medical professionals can read through the full paper, also published the West Indian Medical Journal, here. Abstract We reviewed the biological elements supporting the usefulness of a specifically designed particulate form of demineralized bone matrix (DBM) with spinal fusion, and report some limitations of its use described in …

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