Revision Spine With Hartshill and Sublaminar Wiring in Operated Osteoporotic Fracture- A Case Note

Volume 5 | Issue 1 | January-June 2020 | Page: 2-5 | Shailesh Hadgaonkar, Vivek Vincent, Pradhyumn Rathi, Parag Sancheti, Ashok Shyam

Authors : Shailesh Hadgaonkar [1], Vivek Vincent [1], Pradhyumn Rathi [1], Parag Sancheti [1], Ashok Shyam [1]

[1] Department of Spine, Sancheti Institute of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation

Address of Correspondence
Dr. Pradhyumn Rathi,
Row House No.1, Shamail complex, Balaji nagar, Bhayander west Thane 401101


Introduction: Osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures (OVCF) are one of the commonest fractures seen in day to day practise. We present a unique case of failure of pedicle screw instrumentation in OVCF revised by sublaminar wiring (SLW).
Case report: A 70 year old lady with old operated osteorporotic fracture with sagittal imbalance and implant loosening was revised with single spinal rectangular loop and sublaminar wires (SLW).
Conclusion: Pedicle screws constructs for short segment fixation are rigid and biomechanically superior with greatest pull out strength, which mainly depends on bone mineral density. But, sublaminar wires should be considered far more superior in severely osteoporotic bone.
Keywords: Bone density, Bone wires, Compression, Fractures, Osteoporosis, Pedical screws, Spinal fractures.


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How to Cite this Article: Hadgaonkar S, Vincent V, Rathi P, Sancheti P, Shyam A | Revision spine with Hartshill and Sublaminar wiring in operated osteoporotic fracture- A case note| International Journal of Spine| January-June 2020; 5(1): 2-5..

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