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What is a harrington rod for your back used for?

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Dr. Larry Armstrong
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In brief: Harrington rods

These are old rods with hooks which were used to attach multiple segments of the spine by a single hook above and a single hook below.
2 rods were usually used. These were used to correct abnormal curvature of the spine. Inflexible, they often broke or came unhooked.

In brief: Harrington rods

These are old rods with hooks which were used to attach multiple segments of the spine by a single hook above and a single hook below.
2 rods were usually used. These were used to correct abnormal curvature of the spine. Inflexible, they often broke or came unhooked.
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