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K-wireless percutaneous spine surgery? 5 key notes

By Laura Dyrda

A new study published in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine examines percutaneous K-wireless pedicle screw fixation.

The researchers examined 100 screws placed in 28 patients using a K-wireless percutaneous screw system and evaluated 25 patients with a postoperative dedicated spinal CT scan.

Here are five things to know from the study:

1. The screw placement outcomes were as follows:

• Grade A: 87
• Grade B: 3
• Grade D: 1

2. The overall screw placement accuracy rate was 96.7 percent.

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