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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We passed ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) cables (the NESPLON[R] Cable System, Alfresa Pharma Corporation, Osaka, Japan) from the central laminectomy area to the third posterior sacral foramina using a sublaminar wire technique.
Apical sublaminar wires versus pedicle screws--which provides better results for surgical correction of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis?
Screw fixation is superior to sublaminar wires and hooks especially in fracture, listhesis, and deformity patients where the anchorage power and load bearing capacity of the implant is important.