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European Spine Journal

, Volume 11, Issue 5, pp 465–466 | Cite as

Laminated multi-segment rib graft in anterior column reconstruction

  •  A. Kamat
  •  B. Freeman
  •  C. Cain
  •  D. Hall
Original Article
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Abstract.

Rib harvested during thoracotomy can be effectively used for anterior column reconstruction. An innovative technique is described to convert multiple individual rib segments into a robust single anterior column reconstruction graft using cortical screws.

Rib Interbody Autograft Thoracic spine Fusion 

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© Springer-Verlag 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  •  A. Kamat
    • 1
  •  B. Freeman
    • 1
  •  C. Cain
    • 1
  •  D. Hall
    • 1
  1. 1.Spinal Unit, Dept of Orthopaedics and Trauma, Royal Adelaide Hospital, North Terrace, Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia

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