Kirschner-wire definition

A sterilized, sharpened, smooth stainless steel pins, used in orthopaedics and other types of medical and veterinary surgery to hold bone fragments together or to provide an anchor for skeletal traction.
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Noun

Singular:
kirschner-wire
Plural:
kirschner-wires

Origin of kirschner-wire

  • Introduced in 1909 by Martin Kirschner.

    From Wiktionary