Removal of sublaminar wires after spinal fusion.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Eighteen patients who had had spinal fusion using Harrington rods with sublaminar wires underwent removal of the implants because of tenderness over the implants. There were no important complications. At final follow-up, no patient had a change in neurological function as compared with the preoperative assessment, and all reported relief of the preoperative tenderness. We concluded that the removal of rods and sublaminar wires from patients who have had a spinal fusion is clinically safe and effective.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Olson, SA; Gaines, RW

Published Date

  • December 1987

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 69 / 9

Start / End Page

  • 1419 - 1423

PubMed ID

  • 3440800

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0021-9355


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States