Journal of Spine & NeurosurgeryISSN: 2325-9701

Research Article, J Spine Neurosurg Vol: 7 Issue: 2

If the Vertebral Body is Fractured, Why not to Fix the Pedicle of the Injured Vertebra? A Technical Note

Ghassan Kerry*, Alexander H Ammer, Claus Ruedinger and Hans-Herbert Steiner

Department of Neurosurgery, Paracelsus Medical University-Nurembergm, Breslauer Strasse 201, D-90471 Nuremberg, Germany

*Corresponding Author : Dr. Ghassan Kerry
Dr. med. univ. Department of Neurosurgery, Paracelsus Medical University-Nurembergm, Breslauer Strasse 201, D-90471 Nuremberg, Germany
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Received: December 22, 2017 Accepted: January 26, 2018 Published: February 15, 2018

Citation: Kerry G, Ammer AH, Ruedinger C, Steiner H (2018) If the Vertebral Body is Fractured, Why not to Fix the Pedicle of the Injured Vertebra? A Technical Note. J Spine Neurosurg 7:1. doi: 10.4172/2325-9701.1000291

Abstract

Spine surgeons tend to avoid the placement of pedicle screws in fractured vertebrae, even if the pedicles are intact. In this paper, we want to enlighten this surgical behavior by sharing our experience in this field.

Keywords: Vertebra

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