Pneumatic Powered Kerrison Rongeur in Spine Surgery Can Benefit Patient and Surgeon Surgical Tips

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Kyle Obana
Kenneth Kato
Kenneth Illingworth
Lindsay Andras
David Skaggs

Abstract

Spinal deformity surgeons are at increased risk of overuse injuries. The use of power instruments has been incorporated to reduce the rate of occupational injuries and increase efficiency of surgery without increasing risk to the patient. The pneumatic powered Kerrison rongeur minimizes the force a surgeon must apply and theoretically may increase precision. The purpose of this paper is to review the technique and safety of the pneumatic Kerrison in pediatric spine deformity surgery.

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Obana, K., Kato, K., Illingworth, K., Andras, L., & Skaggs, D. (2021). Pneumatic Powered Kerrison Rongeur in Spine Surgery Can Benefit Patient and Surgeon. JPOSNA, 3(1). Retrieved from https://www.jposna.org/ojs/index.php/jposna/article/view/230
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Spine
Author Biographies

Kyle Obana, Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Research Fellow

Kenneth Kato, Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Research Fellow

Kenneth Illingworth, Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Lindsay Andras, Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery