Buck's extension

\ ˈbəks- \

Definition of Buck's extension

: an apparatus for extension of a fractured limb by the application of a weight controlled by a rope and pulley also : the traction so applied

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History and Etymology for Buck's extension

after Gurdon Buck †1877 American surgeon

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“Buck's extension.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Buck%27s%20extension. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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