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Steinmann pin

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noun Stein·mann pin \ˈstīn-mən-\

Medical Definition of Steinmann pin

  1. :  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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