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Polish translation: drut Kirchnera

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19:56 Sep 4, 2006
English to Polish translations [PRO]
Medical - Medical: Instruments
English term or phrase: k-wire
Disposable K-wires and screws

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Piotr Bienkowski
Poland
Local time: 07:50
Polish translation:drut Kirchnera
Explanation:
The Kirschner or "K" wires are a very handy device in the hands of the orthopedist. Besides their usage with cannulated screws, they are used in many other ways to help reduce and stabilize fractures. A K wire is essentially an unthreaded segment of extruded wire which is drilled into bone like a drill bit. The major advantage of a K wire is that it is very small and relatively noninvasive as hardware goes. It can be placed through an articular surface or even across an open physeal plate without injury. K wires can be used for either temporary or final stabilization. They can be placed between bones as shown below, or they can be used as an intramedullary device to bridge a fracture of a small tubular bone. They are commonly used to help piece all of the fragments of a comminuted fracture prior to placement of the final fixation device, especially with an intraarticular fracture.
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Piotr Jańczuk
Poland
Local time: 07:50
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drut Kirchnera


Explanation:
The Kirschner or "K" wires are a very handy device in the hands of the orthopedist. Besides their usage with cannulated screws, they are used in many other ways to help reduce and stabilize fractures. A K wire is essentially an unthreaded segment of extruded wire which is drilled into bone like a drill bit. The major advantage of a K wire is that it is very small and relatively noninvasive as hardware goes. It can be placed through an articular surface or even across an open physeal plate without injury. K wires can be used for either temporary or final stabilization. They can be placed between bones as shown below, or they can be used as an intramedullary device to bridge a fracture of a small tubular bone. They are commonly used to help piece all of the fragments of a comminuted fracture prior to placement of the final fixation device, especially with an intraarticular fracture.


    Reference: http://www.rad.washington.edu/mskbook/orthopedichardware.htm...
Piotr Jańczuk
Poland
Local time: 07:50
Native speaker of: Native in PolishPolish
PRO pts in category: 16
Grading comment
dziękuję

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Filip Stoma
12 hrs

agree  Magdalena Wysztygiel
18 hrs

neutral  Hanna Burdon: Chyba Kirschnera, nie Kirchnera?
1313 days
  -> Mea culpa. W nagłówku jest literówka, w wyjaśnieniu jest już poprawna pisownia. ;)
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