Smith-Petersen nail

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Smith-Petersen nail

[′smith ′pēd·ər·sən ‚nāl]
(medicine)
A three-flanged nail used to fix fractures of the neck of the femur; it is inserted from just below the greater trochanter, through the neck, and into the head of the femur.
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