Balkan frame


noun

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

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

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Medicine definitions for balkan frame

Balkan frame

[bôlkən]

n.

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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