Navigated pedicle screw insertion has lower risk of perforation than freehand insertion
Pedicle screw navigation: A systematic review and meta-analysis of perforation risk for computer-navigated versus freehand insertionJ Neurosurg Spine. 2012 Aug;17(2):113-22. Epub 2012 Jun 22
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This meta-analysis identified 18 cohort studies and 2 randomized controlled trials, comparing computer-navigated and non-navigated pedicle screw placements. 8359 screws in total were identified in the 20 studies, in which 4814 were navigated and 3725 were non-navigated. Results from the analysis indicated that insertions with neuronavigation were associated with a significantly lower risk of pedic...
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