cloverleaf nail

cloverleaf nail

[klō′vərlēf′]
Etymology: AS, clafre + leaf + nagel
a surgical nail shaped in cross section like a cloverleaf, used especially in the repair of fractures of the femur.
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11) By the late 1940s, Kuntscher had begun to abandon use of the V-shaped nail design in favor of another Kuntscher design, the cloverleaf nail.