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English translation: pinning with/insertion of Kirschner wires/K-wires

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German term or phrase:Kirschnerdrahtspickung
English translation:pinning with/insertion of Kirschner wires/K-wires
Entered by: Tom Funke
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17:01 Mar 2, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
Medical
German term or phrase: Kirschnerdrahtspickung
Crush injury to hand. Hand surgery involving use of "K-Drähte"
derek
Local time: 20:04
pinning with/insertion of Kirschner wires/K-wires
Explanation:
Spickng (ortho.): pinning
perkutane S.: percutaneous pinning
Spickdraht: pin
(Reuter & Reuter. Medizinisches Wörterbuch ISBN 3 13 100491 6

Kirschner wires/K-wires can and often are used for external fixation of fractures, in which case they are externally fixated by rigidly connecting their external ends by means of metal or plastic rods (with, or following, appropriate traction to reduce or maintain the reduction of the fracture).

K-wires can be and sometimes are also be temporarily inserted (since they cause minimal soft tissue and bone damage) as radiopaque probes to determine, under fluoroscopic control, the optimum position for a subsequent insertion of a heavier (and therefore more traumatizing) pin, nail or screw. In that case fixation is not achieved by K-wire but by the subsequently inserted pin, nail or screw.

Dorland’s Illustrated Medical Dictionary ISBN 0 7216 2859 1

http://owl.orthogate.org/hand.html (many links!)
http://www3.aaos.org/case/metacarpal/discussn.htm
http://www.rad.washington.edu/mskbook/orthopedichardware.htm... (localization)
http://vetmed.ufl.edu/sacs/Lewis/External_Fixation/page2.htm...
http://medmedia.com/j2/128.htm

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Tom Funke
Local time: 15:04
Grading comment
Excellent insight into my problem with numerous references and explanation of Spickung, Spickdrähte etc. The problem was never how to translate K-Drähte, after all. Many thanks, Tom.
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Summary of answers provided
naKirschner-wire
Vesna Zivcic
napinning with/insertion of Kirschner wires/K-wires
Tom Funke
naK-wire fixation; fixation with Kirschner wireNick Smith, BA (Hons.), Dipl. Uebers. (FH Koeln)
naKirschner's wire
Johanna Timm, PhD


  

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11 mins
Kirschner's wire


Explanation:
This term given bei Reuter. Krischner's wire is "an apparatus for skeletal traction in long bone fracture." STEADMAN'S MEDICAL DICTIONARY 1737 (25th ed. 1990). ...

www.iand.uscourts.gov/iand/decisions.nsf/274509d70785a9eb86...
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Good luck!


    Reuter, Medical dictionary
Johanna Timm, PhD
Canada
Local time: 12:04
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 7302

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Vesna Zivcic
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17 mins
K-wire fixation; fixation with Kirschner wire


Explanation:
Please see the reference below. HTH, Nick
PS K-wire and Kirschner wire are equally acceptable


    Reference: http://www.lifeline.de/cda/page/center/0,1347,16-8438,00.htm...
Nick Smith, BA (Hons.), Dipl. Uebers. (FH Koeln)
United Kingdom
Local time: 20:04
PRO pts in pair: 28
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2 hrs
pinning with/insertion of Kirschner wires/K-wires


Explanation:
Spickng (ortho.): pinning
perkutane S.: percutaneous pinning
Spickdraht: pin
(Reuter & Reuter. Medizinisches Wörterbuch ISBN 3 13 100491 6

Kirschner wires/K-wires can and often are used for external fixation of fractures, in which case they are externally fixated by rigidly connecting their external ends by means of metal or plastic rods (with, or following, appropriate traction to reduce or maintain the reduction of the fracture).

K-wires can be and sometimes are also be temporarily inserted (since they cause minimal soft tissue and bone damage) as radiopaque probes to determine, under fluoroscopic control, the optimum position for a subsequent insertion of a heavier (and therefore more traumatizing) pin, nail or screw. In that case fixation is not achieved by K-wire but by the subsequently inserted pin, nail or screw.

Dorland’s Illustrated Medical Dictionary ISBN 0 7216 2859 1

http://owl.orthogate.org/hand.html (many links!)
http://www3.aaos.org/case/metacarpal/discussn.htm
http://www.rad.washington.edu/mskbook/orthopedichardware.htm... (localization)
http://vetmed.ufl.edu/sacs/Lewis/External_Fixation/page2.htm...
http://medmedia.com/j2/128.htm




    (1) see above
    (2) 30 years in medical radiologic technology
Tom Funke
Local time: 15:04
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 2419
Grading comment
Excellent insight into my problem with numerous references and explanation of Spickung, Spickdrähte etc. The problem was never how to translate K-Drähte, after all. Many thanks, Tom.

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Vesna Zivcic
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4 hrs
Kirschner-wire


Explanation:
Kirschner was responsible for developing the use of wires for skeletal traction in the treatment of fracture.


    Google search > Kirschner+skeletal+traction
Vesna Zivcic
Local time: 21:04
Native speaker of: Croatian
PRO pts in pair: 571
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