Smith-Peterson nail


Smith-Pe·​ter·​son nail
: a flanged metal nail used to fix the femoral head in fractures of the femoral neck

Word History


after Marius Smith-Peterson †1953 American orthopedic surgeon who designed it

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“Smith-Peterson nail.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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