WEDGING - 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
WHIPLASH - Poplar term for hyperextension-hyperflexion.
WHITECLIUD and LAROCCA - Anterior technique for cervical
spine fusion using fibular graft.
WILTSE - A bilateral lateral spine fusion for spondylolisthesis.
WILTSE PLATE - Screw plate device for posterior spinal
WINTER - 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.
WIRE - 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