Modern methods used in Byelorussia for external and internal stabilization of the spine in its injuries and diseases

Makarevich S.V.

(Byelorussian Research Institute of Traumatology and Orthopedics, Minsk, Byelorussia)

The report is devoted to surgical treatment of about 400 patients with injuries and diseases of the spine. Modern technologies of metallosynthesis with one-stage and two-stage dorsal or ventral spondylodesis, used in Byelorussia, are described. Optimum methods of external (halo devices) and internal (transpedicular, combined and ventral) stabilization of the spine in unstable and complicated injuries, diseases and deformities are presented.