Thomas splint

noun

Thom·​as splint ˈtäm-əs- How to pronounce Thomas splint (audio)
: a metal splint for fractures of the arm or leg that consists of a ring at one end to fit around the upper arm or leg and two metal shafts extending down the sides of the limb in a long U with a crosspiece at the bottom where traction is applied

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“Thomas splint.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Thomas%20splint. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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