Steinmann extension

Steinmann extension

[Fritz Steinmann, Swiss surgeon, 1872–1932]
Traction applied to a limb by applying weight to a pin placed through the bone at right angles to the direction of pull of the traction force.


Fritz, Swiss surgeon, 1872-1932.
Steinmann calibrated pin
Steinmann extension
Steinmann fixation pin
Steinmann holder
Steinmann nail
Steinmann pin - used to transfix bone for traction or fixation.
Steinmann pin chuck
Steinmann pin fixation
Steinmann pin with ball bearing
Steinmann pin with Crowe pilot point
Steinmann pin with pin chuck
Steinmann test
Steinmann traction
Steinmann tractor


name given to specific designs of orthopedic hardware.

Steinmann extension
extension exerted on the distal fragment of a fractured bone by means of a nail or pin (Steinmann pin) driven into the fragment. Called also nail extension.
Steinmann pin
intramedullary pin with a choice of ends, either screw, chisel or trocar. Can be plain at one end or have one of the selected points at each end. Pin drills to drill the holes for the pins, and a chuck to grasp the end of the pin and drive or rotate it are available.