Thoracic transfacet pedicle screw fixation: a new instrumentation technique


Akbay A., Inceoglu S., Milks R., Schlenk R., Palaoglu S., Benzel E.

JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGERY-SPINE, vol.3, no.3, pp.224-229, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 3 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.3171/spi.2005.3.3.0224
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGERY-SPINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.224-229

Abstract

Object. Pedicle screw instrumentation of the thoracic spine remains technically challenging. Transverse process and costotransverse screw fixation techniques have been described as alternatives to pedicle screw fixation (PSF). In this study, the authors introduce thoracic transfacet PSF and compare its experimental biomechanical results with those of standard PSF in short-term cyclic loading in cadaveric thoracic specimens.