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Pedicle screw problems

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By David Bennett Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon in the United States
Yaser M K Baghdadi, A Noelle Larson, Amy L McIntosh, William J Shaughnessy, Mark B Dekutoski, Anthony A Stans
STUDY DESIGN: Case control study. OBJECTIVE: To determine complications associated with pedicle screw use and screw accuracy in children 10 years or younger. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Pedicle screws are frequently used for the treatment of spine deformity in children, but, for young patients, this is only by physician-directed use. Thus, we sought to determine the rates of screw-related complications and screw malposition in patients 10 years or younger compared with a series of matched controls greater than 10 years of age...
April 1, 2013: Spine
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