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pedicle

[′ped·ə·kəl]
(anatomy)
A slender process acting as a foot or stalk (as the base of a tumor), or the basal portion of an organ that is continuous with other structures.
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Screw fixation of the fractured pedicles could provide accurate reduction and early union of the fractured pedicles.
published the results of an investigation of pedicle screw implantation.
A number of 157 pedicles screws were implanted in 23 patients (8 females and 15 males) using the free-hand technique (free-hand group) and 197 pedicle screws were implanted in 28 patients (11 females and 17 males) using the ITFN system (ITFN group).
The increased dimensions are shown by pedicles at more caudal vertebrae.
a) Internal pedicle width (IPDW) in mm: was measured by using the small jaws of vernier caliper touching two maximum transverse points of inner side of the pedicles.
The insertion of pedicular screw, used for fixation and stabilization of the spine and for enhancing the long-term biological fusion by holding bony structures together, poses specific problems to spine surgeons mainly due to the difficulty of accurately inserting the screw without damaging the pedicle.
sup][7],[8],[9],[10] However, when using nonfusion surgery, it is not yet known whether pedicle screws can maintain stability in the complex mechanical environment of the spine.
The purpose of this study was to propose a pedicle subtraction osteotomy (PSO) with a cage as a method to prevent ST and to explore the efficacy and feasibility of this method in the treatment of kyphosis in AS.
6) While promoting the vertical bipedicle technique, he had unknowingly not only defined vascularity to the central and inferior pedicles but also uncovered NAC sensory preservation.