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[Allan Frederick Dwyer, Australian orthopedic surgeon, 1920–1975]
A surgical procedure for stabilization of scoliosis. The spine is approached from the front, and bolts are inserted transversely through each vertebra. A cable attached to the bolts is applied to the convexity of the curve, and the vertebrae are pulled together.
Dwyer,Allan Frederick, Australian orthopedic surgeon, 1920-1975.
Dwyer fusion - method of spinal fusion.