Kirschner wire

noun

Kirsch·​ner wire ˈkərsh-nər-ˌwīr How to pronounce Kirschner wire (audio)
: metal wire inserted through bone and used to achieve internal traction or immobilization of bone fractures

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“Kirschner wire.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Kirschner%20wire. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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