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VIDEO: Percutaneous posterior stabilization of L1 to L5, percutaneous L3 biopsy in a spinal metastasis

November 21, 2017

In this video from Open Operating Theatre, Jens Castein, MD, from the Center for Spinal Surgery and Neurotraumatology in Frankfurt, Germany, discussed how to perform a percutaneous posterior stabilization of L1 to L5, with microsurgical decompression of L3/4 and percutaneous L3 biopsy, in a spinal metastasis.

The patient was placed in the prone position and the pedicles L1- L5 were marked. Four small incisions were made, and Jamshidi needles were inserted into the pedicles L1, L2, L4 and L5 under anteroposterior fluoroscopy. Screws were placed and the precontoured rods and locking screws were inserted. A two-level fluoroscopy control showed correct position of the implants.

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Risk Factors for Pathological Fracture and Metastatic Epidural Spinal Cord Compression in Patients With Spinal Metastases

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Online Advanced Release, November 14, 2017
Vertebral pathological fracture and metastatic epidural spinal cord compression (MESCC) due to metastatic cancer…
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The Hip-Spine Connection: Understanding Its Importance in the Treatment of Hip Pathology. January 2015

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American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Annual Meeting

American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Annual Meeting

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