Tobruk splint

To·bruk splint

a Thomas splint, applied and held in plaster with plaster of Paris dressings; a splint first used during World War II to immobilize the limb during hazardous conditions such as transport from small to large boats.
[port of Tobruk, Libya]
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KEY WORDS Fractured femur, Hugh Owen Thomas, Robert Jones, Thomas splint, Tobruk splint