Crutch·field tongs(krŭch'fēld tawngz)
Instrument to provide skull traction by immobilizing the cervical spine.
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[William Gayle Crutchfield, U.S. surgeon, 1900–1972]
A traction device whose pins are inserted into the skull to distract and/or immobilize the neck. Crutchfield tongs are used to stabilize fractures of the cervical spine.
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Crutchfield,William G., U.S. neurosurgeon, 1900–.
Crutchfield reduction technique
Crutchfield skeletal traction
Crutchfield skull-tip pin
Crutchfield tongs prosthesis
Crutchfield traction bow
Crutchfield traction tongs
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