Turkish Neurosurgery 2020 , Vol 30 , Num 2
A Simple Technique for Removing Broken Pedicle Screws
Mehmet SECER1,Omer POLAT2,Kadir CÄ°NAR3,Murat ULUTAS3
1Atakent Hospital, Neurosurgery Clinic, Yalova, Turkey
2Duzce University, School of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery, Duzce, Turkey
3Sanko University, Konukoglu Hospital, Neurosurgery Clinic, Gaziantep, Turkey
DOI : 10.5137/1019-5149.JTN.24040-18.2 Removing a broken pedicle screw is not always easy. Different methods and tools have been developed to remove the broken screw. Preserving the pedicle is an advantage for re-instrumentation. The head of the broken screw can be modified with the aid of a high-speed drill and the screw can be removed using a fractured screw removal tool without any problems. In addition, performing this procedure under the microscope reduces the risk of injury in the surrounding dura mater and the root. We believe that this simple technique can be conveniently used while removing a broken pedicle screw. Keywords : Spinal fusion, Broken pedicle screw, Pedicle
Corresponding author : Mehmet SECER, memetsecer@yahoo.com