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4Rod insertion

The rod should be bent to align with the lordosis achieved during positioning.

The rod is inserted into the screw heads and the screw heads are tightened with the inner nuts.

If posterior decompression is performed, only one rod is inserted to facilitate access to the spinal canal.

For non-fusion surgeries, consideration should be given to using large diameter rods (4.0 mm) to prevent rod fracture.