Complications of Lumbar Spinal Surgery with Transpedicular Fixation

  • Sanford H. Davne
  • Donald L. Myers


Spinal fusion has been an important management technique for various de-generative and traumatic conditions of the lumbar spine. The addition of internal fixation during arthrodesis allows correction of deformity that might not otherwise be feasible. Instrumentation also will minimize motion during graft incorporation and there is substantial evidence this probably increases the rate of solid arthrodesis, especially over multiple anatomic motion segments [1–3].


Lumbar Spine Spinal Fusion Screw Placement Lumbar Fusion Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sanford H. Davne
  • Donald L. Myers
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Departments of OrthopaedicThomas Jefferson UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Neurological SurgeryThomas Jefferson UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA

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