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wire

 [wīr]
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.
The use of the Kirschner wire to repair hallux valgus and other toe deformities. From Ignatavicius et al., 1995.
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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

wire

(wīr),
A slender, pliable rod or thread of metal, used in surgery and dentistry.
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wire

Orthopedics Any wire used in orthopedic surgery to anchor or stabilize bone fragments, tendons, or other soft tissues. See Cerclage wire, Commander guide wire, Figure-of-eight wire, Guide wire, Kirschner (K) wire, Tension band wiring.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

wire

(wīr)
Slender and pliable rod or thread of metal.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

wire

(wīr)
A slender, pliable rod or thread of metal, used in dentistry and surgery.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012