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Balkan frame

an overhead frame, fastened to a bed, from which a splinted, fractured leg or arm is suspended and held in traction.

Balkan frame Bal·kan frame (bôl’kən)
An over-the-bed or free-standing horizontal pole, supported by uprights, from which a splinted limb can be suspended. Also called Balkan splint.


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