Kirschner's wire and splints
A method of treating fractures by means of wires and splints.
In 1909 Kirschner introduced a method of treating fractures by means of wires and splints. A steel wire is passed through holes drilled in the bone so that traction can be applied. The method is called Kirchner traction.
- M. Kirschner:
Beiträge zur klinischen Chirurgie, Tübingen, 1909, 64: 266-279.
Kirschner wire, for skeletal traction, and for stabilization of bone fragments or bone immobilization.
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