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Steinmann pin

noun Stein·mann pin \ ˈstīn-mən- \

medical Definition of Steinmann pin

:a stainless steel spike used for the internal fixation of fractures of long bones

Biographical Note for steinmann pin

  • Steinmann \ˈshtīn-ˌmän\, Fritz (1872–1932), Swiss surgeon. Steinmann invented for insertion into the distal end of a fractured bone a surgical pin that provided a hold for skeletal traction. He published a report of his invention in 1907.

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