Balkan beam

Bal·kan frame

an overhead frame, supported on uprights attached to the bedposts or to a separate stand, from which a splinted limb is slung in the treatment of fracture or joint disease.
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Balkan beam

An orthopaedic appliance set up above a bed to allow balanced traction in the management of a fractured thigh bone (femur).
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