Balkan frame

noun
Bal·​kan frame | \ ˈbȯl-kən- How to pronounce Balkan frame (audio) \

Medical Definition of Balkan frame

: a frame employed in the treatment of fractured bones of the leg or arm that provides overhead weights and pulleys for suspension, traction, and continuous extension of the splinted fractured limb

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“Balkan frame.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Balkan%20frame. Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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