Kirschner wire(redirected from Kirschner apparatus)
a long, slender, flexible structure of metal, used in surgery and dentistry and sometimes as a conductor of electricity.
arch wire in orthodontic therapy, a wire attached to orthodontic bands and applied around the dental arch to control and force tooth movement.
Kirschner wire a steel wire for skeletal transfixing of fractured bones and for obtaining skeletal traction in fractures. It is inserted through the soft parts and the bone and is held tight in a clamp.
lead wire in cardiac pacing, an insulated wire with an electrode in contact with the heart and the other end attached to a pulse generator. It may have a bipolar configuration (bipolar lead) with two electrodes close to each other in the heart, or a unipolar configuration (unipolar lead) with just one electrode in the heart and the pulse generator as the ground.
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Kirsch·ner wire (K-wire),(kirsh'nĕr),
a small diameter metal wire for skeletal traction in long bone fracture or for fracture fixation.
Synonym(s): Kirschner apparatus
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Kirschner wireK wire Orthopedics An unthreaded segment of extruded wire which is drilled into bone like a drill bit, either temporary or permanent, and alone or with cannulated screws to reduce and stabilize fractures; K wires can be placed between bones, or used as an intramedullary device to bridge fractures of small tubular bones. See Wire.
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Kirsch·ner wire(kĭrsh'nĕr wīr)
An apparatus for skeletal traction in long bone fracture or for fracture fixation. Also called K-wire.
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Kirschner wireA stout wire or fine metal rod passed through bone, tensioned, and secured at either end in a metal stirrup. Kirschner wire is used to apply traction. (Martin Kirschner, 1879–1942, German surgeon).
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Kirschner,Martin, German surgeon, 1879-1942.
Kirschner apparatus - Synonym(s): Kirschner wire
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Kirschner wire - an apparatus for skeletal traction in long bone fracture. Synonym(s): Kirschner apparatus
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Kirsch·ner wire(K-wire) (kĭrsh'nĕr wīr)
An apparatus for skeletal traction in long bone fracture fixation.
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