sublaminar wire


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sublaminar wire

A metal thread used to attach corrective devices to the spinal column during neurosurgery.
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Apical sublaminar wires versus pedicle screws--which provides better results for surgical correction of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis?
It is a stainless-steel rectangle that attaches to the spine by sublaminar wires and occasionally interspinous wires.
By this time the technician had arrived and was attempting to clean the inside of the cell saver, and the surgeon had placed a number of sublaminar wires.