Posterior spinal fusion for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis using a convex pedicle screw technique
About this course
- Released: 8/1/2017
- Expires: 7/31/2019
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Relevant financial relationship(s) with industry:
Professor Fares S. Haddad Consultant - Smith&Nephew, Stryker
Speaker's Bureau - Smith&Nephew, Stryker, Zimmer-Biomet
Grant/Research - Smith&Nephew, Corin, MatOrtho, NIHR
Royalties - Smith&Nephew, Stryker, MatOrtho, Corin
Mark W. Pagnano, M.D. Consultant - Stryker, DePuy, Pacira
Matthew P. Abdel, M.D. Consultant – Stryker
No relevant financial relationship(s) with industry:
A I Tsirikos
References to off-label usage(s) of pharmaceuticals or instruments: None
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After reading this article the learner should be able to:
Explain the current thinking and evidence around pedicle screws and their clinical use