Balkan frame


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frame

 [frām]
a rigid supporting structure or a structure for immobilizing a part.
Balkan frame an apparatus for continuous extension in treatment of fractures of the femur, consisting of an overhead bar, with pulleys attached, by which the leg is supported in a sling.
Bradford frame a rectangular structure of gas pipe across which are stretched two strips of canvas, once used as a bed frame for patients with fractures or disease of the hip or spine.
quadriplegic standing frame a device for supporting in the upright position a patient whose four limbs are paralyzed.
Stryker frame see stryker frame.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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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Bal·kan frame

, Balkan splint (bawl'kăn frām, splint)
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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Balkans,

the countries of the Balkan Peninsula, which include Romania, Bulgaria, and Yugoslavia.
Balkan frame - metal frame above a bed which provides for limb suspension, named for the Balkan wars, 1908-1913.
Balkan nephrectomy
Balkan nephritis - chronic progressive nephritis seen predominantly in Balkan countries.
Balkan nephropathy - interstitial nephritis occurring in the Balkan countries.
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