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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.
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Origin of Balkan frame

First recorded in 1925–30; so called because first used in the Balkan Mountains
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balkan frame in Medicine

Balkan frame

(bôlkən)
n.
  1. An over-the-bed or free-standing horizontal pole, supported by uprights, from which a splinted limb can be suspended.Balkan splint
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