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Harrington rod insertion

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Harrington rod insertion

(Science: orthopaedics) a procedure that involves fusing together two or more vertebrae in the spine using either bone grafts or metal rods (harrington rods).

this procedure may be used to correct kyphosis or scoliosis. It is also used in those who require spine stabilisation due to vertebral damage from ruptures discs, fractures, osteomyelitis, osteoarthritis or tumour.