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Anderson splint

Pronunciation: an'der-son

Definition: a contained skeletal traction splint with pins inserted into the proximal and distal ends of a fracture; reduction is obtained by an external rod attached to the pins; also referred to as external fixation.

Synonym(s): Anderson frame

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