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Balkan frame

noun
1.
an overhead frame, fastened to a bed, from which a splinted, fractured leg or arm is suspended and held in traction.
Origin of Balkan frame
1925-1930
First recorded in 1925-30; so called because first used in the Balkan Mountains
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Balkan frame in Medicine

Balkan frame Bal·kan frame (bôl'kən)
n.
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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