Smith–Peterson nail

noun Smith–Pe·ter·son nail \ˈsmithˈpētə(r)sən-\

Definition of Smith–Peterson nail

  1. :  a flanged metal nail used to fix the femoral head in fractures of the femoral neck

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Origin and Etymology of smith–peterson nail

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

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