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Deformity of vertebral body, caused by trauma or gradual collapse, resulting in wedgeshaped vertebra; can also occur congenitally.
Wertheim Bohlman
For occipital cervical fusion; use of iliac crest graft and wire fixation from occiput to C-2.
Poplar term for hyperextension-hyperflexion.
Whitecliud And Larocca
Anterior technique for cervical spine fusion using fibular graft.
A bilateral lateral spine fusion for spondylolisthesis.
Wiltse Plate
Screw plate device for posterior spinal stabilization.
For hemivertebra deformity; anterior and posterior approach with stabilization. Also a procedure for correction of congenital kyphosis, by using an anterior approach and strut bone grafts.
Metal thread available in various diameters and various degrees of stiffness and is generally used in surgery to transfix fractured bone.
Wisconsin (drummond) Interspinous Segmental Spinal
Series of wires, rods, and buttons for multisegmental spine stabilization.