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Stabilization of Spondylolisthesis: The Hartshill System

  • John Dove

Abstract

Our ideas about internal fixation of the spine were dramatically changed by Luque, who popularised sublaminar wiring [1]. There were, however, a number of problems with the original double rod Luque system, which we solved by joining the rods to form what we call the Hartshill rectangle [2]. The rectangles are called “Hartshill” because I work at the Hartshill Orthopaedic Hospital.

Keywords

Internal Fixation Pedicle Screw Posterior Fusion Adjacent Disc Perineal Loss 
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© Springer-Verlag Tokyo 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • John Dove
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  1. 1.Stoke-on-Trent Spinal ServiceHartshill Orthopaedic HospitalStoke-on-TrentUK

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