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)


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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