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ACE Report #9131
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Addition of intermediate screws to percutaneous pedicle screws for thoracolumbar fractures


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Effect of the percutaneous pedicle screw fixation at the fractured vertebra on the treatment of thoracolumbar fractures

Int Orthop. 2016 Jun;40(6):1103-10

Contributing Authors: K Li Z Li X Ren H Xu W Zhang D Luo J Ma

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Synopsis

32 patients with a thoracolumbar fracture were randomized to receive either percutaneous short-segmental pedicle screw fixation with intermediate screws or percutaneous bilateral pedicle screw fixation without intermediate screws. The purpose of this study was to compare the two techniques in terms of operative time, estimated blood loss, postoperative back pain and function, sagittal Cobb angle, ...

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