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Year : 1997  |  Volume : 43  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 4-7

Tricortical cervical inter-body screw fixation.


Department of Neurosurgery, King Edward Memorial Hospital, Parel, Mumbai, India., India

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A Goel
Department of Neurosurgery, King Edward Memorial Hospital, Parel, Mumbai, India.
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A new tricortical method of screw implantation for anterior cervical interbody plate fixation is described. The screws are placed obliquely such that they engage the anterior cortex of the body and traverse through the cortices adjoining the disc space. By this method the screws not only hold the plate firmly with a tricortical purchase, but by virtue of their course stabilize the two adjoining vertebral bodies by themselves. Sixteen patients were treated by this method. In three of these cases only tricortical screws without the metal plate were used for fixation. The advantages of the technique are discussed.






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