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Martin, German surgeon, 1879-1942. See: Kirschner apparatus, Kirschner wire.


named after Martin Kirschner, a German surgeon, a name commonly associated with surgical equipment.

Kirschner apparatus
a system of stainless steel threaded fixation pins, interconnecting rods, clamps and nuts for external fixation of fractures.
Kirschner-Ehmer splint
an external splinting device based on transfixation pinning.
Kirschner wire
a steel wire for skeletal transfixture of fractured bones and for obtaining skeletal traction in fractures.