Experience in the use of pneumatic high-speed drill in spinal trauma surgery
Keywords:combat trauma, spinal trauma, medical drill, laminoplasty, corporectomy
For adequate access to spinal nerve structures, less traumatic resection of bone structures use of high-speed drill is advisable.
In 33 patients with spinal trauma surgery was performed using high-speed pneumatic drill “Midas Rex Legend” (Medtronic).
Conclusions. 1. The advantages of medical drill are: decrease in physical activity for a surgeon when handling to the spine bone structure; good anatomical access to spine structures; trauma reduction of nerve and bone structures of the spine.
2. To improve access to the neural canal and partial resection of the bone structures of the spine use a high-speed drill is preferable.
3. Drill use gives the possibility to perform organpreserving spinal surgery.
4. Surgical approach using high-speed drill gives the possibility to expand indications for manipulations in hard-to-reach anatomical areas of the spine.
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