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A method for vertebral fixation of a pair of vertebrae of a patient, which includes in steps of posterolaterally entering the back of a patient by means of an open surgical technique, introducing a plurality of pedicle screws into the medullary canal of the pedicles of adjacent thoracic and/or lumbar vertebrae or the pedicles of the L5 and S1 vertebrae, to a position where the proximal end lies adjacent the fascia of the patient; inserting pedicle screw linkages between the skin of the patient and the lumbar fascia of the patient and detachably securing the linkage means to the proximal ends of the screws on the same side of the spinous processes of the vertebrae to restrict relative movement between the vertebrae.

Title
Open surgical technique for vertebral fixation with subcutaneous fixators positioned between the skin and the lumbar fascia of a patient
Application Number
5242443
Publication Number
5480440
Application Date
July 7, 1993
Publication Date
January 2, 1996
Inventor
Parviz Kambin
Devon
PA, US
Agent
Pravel Hewitt Kimball & Krieger
Assignee
Smith & Nephew Richards
TN, US
IPC
A61F 2/44
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