Complications of spinal instrumentation

Phillip M. Young, Thomas H. Berquist, Laura W. Bancroft, Jeffrey J. Peterson

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Abstract

Despite tremendous technical advances in spine surgery in recent decades, patients may experience residual or recurrent pain and other symptoms after such surgery. The standard history and physical examination have only limited utility for assessing the postoperative anatomy, and radiologists can play an important role in diagnosing complications and guiding postoperative care. To do so effectively, they must be familiar with the imaging features of successful and unsuccessful fusion, instrumentation fracture and loosening, complications due to faulty hardware placement, and postoperative infection. A basic knowledge of spinal biomechanics and common approaches to surgical instrumentation also may help radiologists anticipate and identify complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)775-789
Number of pages15
JournalRadiographics
Volume27
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2007

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Postoperative Care
Biomechanical Phenomena
Physical Examination
Anatomy
Spine
History
Pain
Infection
Radiologists

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  • Medicine(all)
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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Young, P. M., Berquist, T. H., Bancroft, L. W., & Peterson, J. J. (2007). Complications of spinal instrumentation. Radiographics, 27(3), 775-789. https://doi.org/10.1148/rg.273065055

Complications of spinal instrumentation. / Young, Phillip M.; Berquist, Thomas H.; Bancroft, Laura W.; Peterson, Jeffrey J.

In: Radiographics, Vol. 27, No. 3, 05.2007, p. 775-789.

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Young, PM, Berquist, TH, Bancroft, LW & Peterson, JJ 2007, 'Complications of spinal instrumentation', Radiographics, vol. 27, no. 3, pp. 775-789. https://doi.org/10.1148/rg.273065055
Young PM, Berquist TH, Bancroft LW, Peterson JJ. Complications of spinal instrumentation. Radiographics. 2007 May;27(3):775-789. https://doi.org/10.1148/rg.273065055
Young, Phillip M. ; Berquist, Thomas H. ; Bancroft, Laura W. ; Peterson, Jeffrey J. / Complications of spinal instrumentation. In: Radiographics. 2007 ; Vol. 27, No. 3. pp. 775-789.
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