Morphometric characteristics of the inner and outer diameter of lumbar pedicles on computed tomography


Kaptanoglu E., Cemil B., Gurcay A. G. , Tun K., Cevirgen B.

NEUROLOGIA I NEUROCHIRURGIA POLSKA, vol.43, no.6, pp.533-537, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Title of Journal : NEUROLOGIA I NEUROCHIRURGIA POLSKA
  • Page Numbers: pp.533-537

Abstract

Background and purpose: The inner pedicle diameter is very important in pedicle screw placement in order to achieve safe and strong posterior stabilization. The optimal pull-out strength can be achieved by a screw which fits into the pedicle medulla. The aim of the present study was to compare the inner and outer pedicle diameters of lumbar pedicles, to determine the inner/outer pedicle diameter ratios, and to develop a simple measure for estimating optimal pedicular screw size.