Pullout strength of pedicle screws with cement augmentation in severe osteoporosis: A comparative study between cannulated screws with cement injection and solid screws with cement pre-filling

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Chen, Lih-Huei; Tai, Ching-Lung; Lee, De-Mei; Lai, Po-Liang; Lee, Yen-Chen; Niu, Chi-Chien; Chen, Wen-Jer;
  • Publisher: BMC
  • Journal: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders,volume 12,issue 1,pages33-33 (issn: 1471-2474, eissn: 1471-2474)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1186/1471-2474-12-33, pmc: PMC3224375
  • Subject: Research Article | Orthopedics and Sports Medicine | Diseases of the musculoskeletal system | RC925-935
    mesheuropmc: equipment and supplies | surgical procedures, operative | musculoskeletal system | musculoskeletal diseases

<p>Abstract</p> <p>Background</p> <p>Pedicle screws with PMMA cement augmentation have been shown to significantly improve the fixation strength in a severely osteoporotic spine. However, the efficacy of screw fixation for different cement augmentation techniques, namel... View more
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