contact splint

n.

A slotted plate, held by screws, used in the treatment of fracture of long bones.

Nearby words

  1. contact print,
  2. contact printer,
  3. contact printing,
  4. contact process,
  5. contact sheet,
  6. contact sport,
  7. contact with reality,
  8. contact-type dermatitis,
  9. contactable,
  10. contactant


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