Smith-Petersen nail

noun
Smith-Pe·​ter·​sen nail | \ ˈsmith-ˈpēt-ər-sən- How to pronounce Smith-Petersen nail (audio) \

Medical Definition of Smith-Petersen nail

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

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“Smith-Petersen nail.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Smith-Petersen%20nail. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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