Wolfgang Rauschning, MD
Research Professor, Clinical and Applied Anatomy and Pathology
Uppsala University Hospital

About Wolfgang Rauschning, MD

At the Uppsala University, Dr. Rauschning is a University Lecturer in Orthopaedic Surgery and a Research Professor in Clinical and Applied Anatomy and Pathology. His Medical and Doctorate Degree are from Christian Albrecht University of Kiel, Germany. His second Doctorate Degree is from Uppsala University where he developed the Uppsala Cryoplaning Technique.

Professor Rauschning’s unique slide collection details the normal anatomy of the spine, surgical approaches and a wide variety of pathological conditions such as degenerative changes, traumatic lesions, metastases, as well as surgical safeguards and complications, the functional anatomy and kinematics of the spinal joints and ligaments were also studied for physiotherapists and other manual therapy specialties.

The selection of the slides is based on the textbook chapters form “The Adult Spine” and “Lumbosacral and Spinopelvic Fixation”. The slide set “Cervical Spine Injuries, Fractures and Whiplash” includes a monograph comprising a comprehensive review, over 500 references and five color–illustrated journal articles (experimental studies on radiographically “hidden” soft tissue injuries, several posterior plating systems and clinical outcome studies in 50 whiplash patients and patients who had anterior or posterior plating).

Employing the Uppsala Cryoplaning Technique, functionally positioned and in–situ frozen, specimens were cryomicrotome–sectioned and photographed at submillimeter intervals, bringing up the undistorted anatomy of the spinal tissues in their natural colors and in exquisite clarity and detail.

LASERANATOMY Inc. distributes sets of carefully selected slides that are reproduced directly from the originals with special optics on high–resolution film.

To order slides, fax an inquiry to Laser Anatomy in Sweden:
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Articles Written by Wolfgang Rauschning, MD

Cervical Spine Injuries, Fractures and Whiplash - Screw Plate Fixation

Cervical Spine Injuries, Fractures and Whiplash. View the posterior screw-plate fixation of a breast cancer metastasis that had caused severe pain in a 57-year old woman.

Thoracolumbar Spine Anatomy and Pathology - Pedicles of L2, L3, L4

Thoracolumbar Spine Anatomy and Pathology. View the coronal section thorugh the pedicles of L2,L3,L4.

Thoracolumbar Spine Anatomy and Pathology

Thoracolumbar Spine Anatomy and Pathology. View the axial section thorugh a vertebra at the mid-pedicle level.

Cervical Spine Injuries, Fractures and Whiplash - Posterior Screw Plate Fixation

Post-operative cervical articular anatomy in an elderly man who underwent spinal fixation, dynamic decompression plate and 3.5mm cancellous screws.

Cervical Spine Injuries, Fractures and Whiplash - Disc Protrusions

Doctor Wolfgang Rauschning’s grading system for disc protrusions based on the assessment of normal specimens and actual disc herniations.

Cervical Spine Injuries, Fractures and Whiplash - Multiple Disc Ruptures at C5-C6

Multiple disc ruptures at C5-C6 that extend into the nucleus pulposus with the annulus fibrosus avulsed from the apophyseal rim.

Cervical Spine Injuries, Fractures and Whiplash - Endplate Avulsion

Cervical Spine Injuries,Fractures and Whiplash. View the cartilaginous endplate avulsion of the C6-C7 disc from the body of C7.

Cervical Anatomy and Pathology - Midlumbar Spine

Midsagittal section through the midlumbar spine of a 64–year–old female cadaver. The spine portion had been frozen in situ during routine autopsy in the supine position. The veins posterior to the spine are engorged with cruor mortis.

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