Modular Stabilization System: The Universal Spine System

  • Max Aebi
  • John S. Thalgott
  • John K. Webb


The Universal Spine System (USS) involves four basic concepts:
  • Independent anchorage of hooks and/or screws to the spine and independent rod positioning.

  • Easy connection between the anchorage and the rod.

  • Standardization and simplification of implants, which can all be handled from the top. No lateral nuts are used.

  • Segmental correction and stabilization.


Pedicle Screw Convex Side Apical Vertebra Schanz Screw Laminar Hook 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Max Aebi
    • 1
    • 2
  • John S. Thalgott
    • 3
  • John K. Webb
    • 4
  1. 1.Division of Orthopaedic SurgeryMc Gill UniversityMontrealCanada
  2. 2.Montreal General HospitalRoyal VictoriaMontrealCanada
  3. 3.International Spinal Development & Research FoundationLas VegasUSA
  4. 4.Queens Medical CentreCentre of Spinal Studies and SurgeryNottinghamUK

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