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Smith-Pe·ter·sen nail(smith pē'tĕr-sĕn),
a triflanged nail for internal fixation of a fracture of the neck of the femur; rarely used at present.
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Smith-Pe·ter·sen nail(smith pē'tĕr-sĕn nāl)
A fluted nail used to stabilize fractures of the femoral neck by preventing rotation of the fragments.
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Smith-Petersen nailA three-flanged stainless steel nail used to secure fractures of the neck of the thigh bone (FEMUR). The nail is hammered into the outer side of the bone so that it passes through the neck with the tip lying in the spherical head. Early mobilization of the patient is then possible. (Marius Smith-Petersen, 1886–1953, Norwegian-born American surgeon).
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Smith-Petersen,Marius N., U.S. surgeon, 1886-1953.
Smith ankle prosthesis
Smith bone clamp
Smith flexor pollicis longus abductor plasty
Smith physical capacities evaluation
Smith-Petersen cannulated nail
Smith-Petersen capsule retractor
Smith-Petersen cervical fusion
Smith-Petersen cup arthroplasty
Smith-Petersen curved gouge
Smith-Petersen curved osteotome
Smith-Petersen fracture pin
Smith-Petersen hip cup prosthesis
Smith-Petersen laminectomy rongeur
Smith-Petersen nail - a flanged nail for pinning a fracture of the neck of the femur.
Smith-Petersen nail with Lloyd adapter
Smith-Petersen sacroiliac joint fusion
Smith-Petersen straight gouge
Smith-Petersen straight osteotome
Smith-Petersen transarticular nail
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