Smith-Peterson nail

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

Definition of Smith-Peterson nail

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

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History and Etymology for Smith-Peterson nail

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

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“Smith-Peterson nail.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Smith-Peterson%20nail. Accessed 21 Feb. 2020.

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