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Rod

A rarely used unit of length in the U.S. system equal to five and a half feet.

rod

A linear unit of measurement equal to 161/2 feet.

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A comparative study was conducted by Sasso et al ,analyzing Harrington rods, hooks, Luque rods, sub laminar wires and pedicle screws which revealed that pedicle screw fixation was the posterior fixation that could be applied to shorter segments than could other posterior fixation tools.
Types of stabilization devices covered include screws, plates, wires, interlaminar clips, Harrington rods and Luque instrumentation.
Advances in the understanding of the biomechanics of spine fractures and the introduction of Harrington rods, initially developed for treatment of scoliosis, led to reliable surgical means of stabilizing thoraco-lumbar fractures.