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J Korean Soc Fract. 1989 Jun;2(1):91-100. Korean. Original Article.
Suk SI , Shin BJ , Lee CS , Lee MC .
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, College of Medicine, Seoul national University, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, College of Medicine, Soonchunhyang University, Seoul, Korea.

Twenty four patients with unstable dorsolumbar spine fractures were treated with C-D pedicular screw from March 1987 to Dec. 1988 in Seoul National university Hospital and 19 patients were followed-up more than 4 months, average 7.9 months. The results of these 1 9 patients were compared with those treated with Harrington SSI from Feb. 1985 to March 1987 and following conclusions are obtained. 1. The average fixation with C-D pedicular screw was 2 segments. Even the short segments fixation, C-D pedicular screw gave better correction and stability of fractures as compared with Harrington SSI. 2. Anatomical reduction with restoration of normal spinal sagital curvature was possible using C-D pedicular screw. 3. C-D pedicular screw permitted early ambulation with minumum immobilization and slight loss of correction.

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