#GermanWordOfTheWeek 2: Mädchenfänger

"Mädchenfänger" or "Extensionshülse" (engl. "Finger Trap"). Photo: Amrei-Marie (Wikipedia)
"Mädchenfänger" or "Extensionshülse" (engl. "Finger Trap"). Photo: Amrei-Marie (Wikipedia)

"Mädchenfänger" or "Extensionshülse" (engl. "finger trap"): A medical device used for the repositioning of a distal radial fracture (a wrist fracture). The traction device includes plastic mesh finger traps that are typically applied to the index, middle and ring fingers. 

 

A description of the procedure is available here: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1572346106000481.