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Stader splint

[stey-der] /ˈsteɪ dər/
noun, Medicine/Medical.
1.
a splint consisting of an adjustable metal rod with a steel pin at either end for insertion in the bone above and below a fracture.
Origin of Stader splint
named after Otto Stader, (1894-1962), American veterinary surgeon
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  • That was a Stader splint, and it has been a godsend for small animals and for men, too, for that matter.

    Ticktock and Jim Keith Robertson

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