intramedullary

(redirected from intramedullary pinning)
Also found in: Dictionary, Medical.

intramedullary

[‚in·trə·mə′dəl·ə·rē]
(anatomy)
Within the bone marrow.
(neuroscience)
Within the tissues of the spinal cord or medulla oblongata.
Within the adrenal medulla.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Intramedullary pinning of bone fractures is the most common orthopedic procedure in birds; however, to avoid an increase in body weight, the indwelling pin is rarely left in place.
The results of the study clearly revealed that the intramedullary pinning with multiple full cerclage wires was the better technique for the repair of tibial fracture in dogs as compare with screwing alone.
Kim JK, Kim DJ--Antegrade intramedullary nailing versus retrograde intramedullary pinning for displaced 5th metacarpal fractures.
Retrograde intramedullary pinning was finally done with the help of Steinmann pin 1.
During 1940's and 1950's Jacques Jenny performed first intramedullary pinning in animals and significantly advanced fracture repair in horses and humans.
This might be due to grasping of the objects by the dog with an intolerable force over already fixed pins besides the fact that standard fixation technique like intramedullary pinning would not be the best method for mandibular fixation as reported by Hoelzler and Holmberg, 2001.