Medical Dictionary

Stader splint

noun Sta·der splint \ˈstā-dər-\

Medical Definition of Stader splint

  1. :  a splinting device consisting of two stainless steel pins inserted in the bone above and below a fracture and a bar joining the pins for drawing and holding the broken ends together

Biographical Note for stader splint




(1894–1962), American veterinary surgeon. Stader devised the Stader splint in 1931. He developed this type of splint because his canine patients gnawed off plaster casts fitted on their legs. After several years of use on animals, the splint was adopted for treating fractures in human patients.

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