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pinning

[′pin·iŋ]
(solid-state physics)
The hindering of motion of dislocations in a solid, and the consequent hardening of the solid, by impurities which collect near the dislocations, resulting in a large energy barrier being imposed against the motion of the dislocations.

pinning

1. Fastening or securing with a pin.
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In his opinion, the key advantage of dosed reduction and percutaneous pinnings is that once the fracture is reduced, "you can establish vascular safety You don't have fracture fragments moving around.
He noted that closed reduction and percutaneous pinnings are difficult on a small elbow with loose pieces of bone.
If the pulse is out, we use dosed reduction and percutaneous pinnings, and 80% of the time the pulse will come back.
Mubarak uses closed reduction and percutaneous pinnings, but other surgeons prefer to use open reduction and percutaneous pinnings.
In his opinion, the key advantage of closed reduction and percutaneous pinnings is that once the fracture is reduced, you can establish vascular safety.