Percutaneous spinal fixation

Ken Hsuan Kan Chang, David McCarthy, Michael Y. Wang

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


In the last two decades, percutaneous fixation techniques have evolved due to the utilization of image guidance and advanced spinal instrumentation. With this new technology, spine surgeons are able to perform percutaneous pedicle screw, iliac screw, and facet screw placement as effectively as open surgery. These techniques also allow for significantly less muscular injury and greatly diminish the approach-related morbidity compared to open procedures. This chapter will provide a comprehensive description of the percutaneous spinal fixation techniques and their surgical considerations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEssentials of Spinal Stabilization
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9783319597133
ISBN (Print)9783319597126
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017


  • Fluoroscopic guidance
  • Percutaneous lumbar facet screw
  • Percutaneous lumbar iliac screw
  • Percutaneous lumbar pedicle screw

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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