Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinica

Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinica

Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinica ›› 2018, Vol. 40 ›› Issue (3): 415-420.doi: 10.3881/j.issn.1000-503X.2018.03.021

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Biomechanics and Clinical Applications of Crosslinks

WANG Zhen1,SU Feng2(),ZHANG Hui3   

  1. 1 Graduate School, Heibei North University,Zhangjiakou,Hebei 075000,China
    2 Department of Spinal Surgery of the First Affiliated Hospital, Heibei North University,Zhangjiakou,Hebei 075000,China
    3 Department of Human Anatomy, Heibei North University,Zhangjiakou,Hebei 075000,China
  • Received:2017-03-20 Online:2018-06-30 Published:2018-07-05
  • Supported by:
    Supported by the Key Medical Research Subject of Hebei Province(zd2013050)

Abstract:

Crosslinks belong to the pedicle screw internal fixation system. However,whether they can provide stable internal fixation remains controversial. In this article we review the origin/development,design/types,and clinical applications of crosslinks and evaluate the biomechanical function of crosslinks in the whole internal fixation system.

Key words: crosslinks, posterior internal fixation, biomechanics, research progress

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