European Spine Journal

, Volume 27, Issue 4, pp 933–934 | Cite as

Answer to the Letter to the Editor of Qi Sun et al. concerning “Robot-assisted and conventional freehand pedicle screw placement: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials” by Gao ST, et al. (Eur Spine J; 2017: DOI 10.1007/s00586-017-5333-y)

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Spine SurgeryThe First Affiliate Hospital of Xinjiang Medical UniversityUrumqiChina
  2. 2.Department of Orthopedics, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical CollegeHuazhong University of Science and TechnologyWuhanChina

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