Crutchfield tongs


[William Gayle Crutchfield, U.S. surgeon, 1900-1972]
A traction device whose pins are inserted into the skull to distract and/or immobilize the neck. Crutchfield tongs are used to stabilize fractures of the cervical spine.

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