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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.
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
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.
Kirsch·ner wire(kĭrsh'nĕr wīr)
An apparatus for skeletal traction in long bone fracture or for fracture fixation. Also called K-wire.
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).
Kirschner,Martin, German surgeon, 1879-1942.
Kirschner apparatus - Synonym(s): Kirschner wire
Kirschner bone drill
Kirschner II-C shoulder system
Kirschner hip replacement system
Kirschner interlocking intramedullary nail
Kirschner Medical Dimension hip replacement
Kirschner pin fixation
Kirschner skeletal traction
Kirschner total shoulder prosthesis
Kirschner wire - an apparatus for skeletal traction in long bone fracture. Synonym(s): Kirschner apparatus
Kirschner wire drill
Kirschner wire fixation
Kirschner wire fixation
Kirschner wire inserter
Kirschner wire pin
Kirschner wire splint
Kirschner wire spreader
Kirschner wire tightener
Kirschner wire traction
Kirsch·ner wire(K-wire) (kĭrsh'nĕr wīr)
An apparatus for skeletal traction in long bone fracture fixation.
named after Martin Kirschner, a German surgeon, a name commonly associated with surgical equipment.
a system of stainless steel threaded fixation pins, interconnecting rods, clamps and nuts for external fixation of fractures.
an external splinting device based on transfixation pinning.
a steel wire for skeletal transfixture of fractured bones and for obtaining skeletal traction in fractures.
very thin metal rod or thread.
placed around teeth adjacent to a mandibular or maxillary fracture to provide stabilization.
may be used to stabilize the position of fracture fragments.
see kirschner wire.
wire loop lesion
thickening of the glomerular basement membrane in glomerular tufts by deposition of immune complexes; seen in membranous glomerulonephritis.
very tough, braided steel wire used in obstetrics to cut through muscles and bone. Tends to clog up in skin and with viscera. Needs to be used with a protective fetotome to avoid injury to the vagina and uterus.
wire saw introducer
1. may be a long, 3 feet, blunt needle with an eye at the introduced end. Used to thread wire saw through the tube of an embryotome.
2. a heavy metal bean-shaped plaque, size of a hand palm, with two holes; used to carry the end of the wire saw through the uterus, around the object to be removed, and out again through the vagina. The two ends of the saw are then threaded into the tubes of the embryotome.