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Scoliosis Research Society
SRS: Scoliosis Research Society

Scoliosis Research Society

Dedicated to the optimal care of patients with spinal deformity

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Glossary items beginning with G (1).

Gardner-Wells tongs - A device used to position the head or apply traction to the neck during surgery. The tongs are attached to your skull with a screw above each ear after you are asleep in surgery.