Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

Medical Dictionary

Bradford frame

play
noun Brad·ford frame \ˈbrad-fərd-\

Medical Definition of Bradford frame

  1. :  a rectangular metal frame fitted with adjustable straps of canvas or webbing and used to support a patient with disease or fractures of the spine, hip, or pelvis



Biographical Note for bradford frame

Bradford

,

Edward Hickling

(1848–1926), American orthopedist. The inventor of the Bradford frame, Bradford described the frame in a treatise on orthopedic surgery published in 1890. Originally designed for handling children with tuberculosis of the spine, the frame was later modified for use in other orthopedic conditions.


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Bradford frame? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

of or relating to the heavens

Get Word of the Day daily email!