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Experience and Benefits of Using a Pre-drilled Screw Hole before Placing Anterior Cervical Plates in 330 Consecutive Patients during Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.034
Pages: 
445–9
Synopsis: 
The use of a pre-drilled pilot hole prior to anterior cervical plate placement decreases the size of the plate used. There is improved accuracy while placing the plate and it reduces adjacent segment encroachment.

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Accepted: 
12 May, 2017
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e-Published: 10 Jul, 2017

Biomechanical Comparison of Same Size Transfacet Screws Versus Pedicle Screws Across the L5-S1 Native Disc

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.029
Pages: 
416–23
Synopsis: 
The use of transfacet pedicle screws is a method for posterior fixation. Bilateral transfacet screws provided better immediate stability than equivalent-sized unilateral or a bilateral standard pedicle screws at L5-S1.

ABSTRACT 

Objective: There is a resurgence in facet screw use; however, there is a paucity of data comparing the stability of transfacet pedicle screws (TFPS) to standard pedicle screw-rod constructs at L5-S1. The authors aim to compare the stabilizing potential of TFPS compared to pedicle screws of the same length and diameter at L5-S1 with an intact native disc.

Accepted: 
12 May, 2017
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e-Published: 24 May, 2017
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