coaptation


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co·ap·ta·tion

(kō'ap-tā'shŭn),
Joining or fitting together of two surfaces; for example, the lips of a wound or the ends of a broken bone.
[L. co-apto, pp. -aptatus, to fit together]

coaptation

/co·ap·ta·tion/ (ko-ap-ta´shun) the process of approximating, or joining together.

co·ap·ta·tion

(kō'ap-tā'shŭn)
Joining or fitting together of two surfaces; e.g., the lips of a wound or the ends of a broken bone.
[L. co-apto, pp. -aptatus, to fit together]

co·ap·ta·tion

(kō'ap-tā'shŭn)
Joining or fitting together of two surfaces; e.g., the lips of a wound or the ends of a broken bone.
[L. co-apto, pp. -aptatus, to fit together]

coaptation (kō´aptā´shən),

n the bringing together of two parts so as to create a seamless alignment.

coaptation

having been coapted.

external coaptation
for fractures by the use of external appliances, e.g. various splints, and casts.
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In order to restore the patients smile, we performed a selective coaptation of the ipsilateral masseteric nerve to the zygomatic branch of the facial nerve.
1,4,12) In smaller birds, coaptation with a figure-of-eight bandage to immobilize the wing to the body wall may result in adequate healing.
AxoGen's products offer a full suite of surgical nerve repair solutions including Avance Nerve Graft, the only off-the-shelf commercially available processed nerve allograft for bridging severed nerves without the comorbidities associated with a second surgical site, AxoGuard Nerve Connector, a porcine submucosa ExtraCellular Matrix (ECM) coaptation aid for tensionless repair of severed nerves, and AxoGuard Nerve Protector, a porcine submucosa ECM product used to wrap and protect injured peripheral nerves and reinforce the nerve reconstruction while preventing soft tissue attachments.
24) The concept is a central wedge resection of the duplication and coaptation of the remaining bone and soft tissue to create a new thumb.
By generating between 60 and 100[degrees]C of heat, the harmonic scalpel promotes hemostasis by creating protein coagulum, which results in vessel coaptation and the fusion of smaller vessels.
AxoGen's portfolio of regenerative medicine products is available in the United States, Canada and several European countries and includes Avance Nerve Graft, the only off-the-shelf commercially available processed nerve allograft for bridging severed nerves without the comorbidities associated with a second surgical site, AxoGuard Nerve Connector, a porcine submucosa extracellular matrix ("ECM") coaptation aid for tensionless repair of severed nerves, and AxoGuard Nerve Protector, a porcine submucosa ECM product used to wrap and protect injured peripheral nerves and reinforce the nerve reconstruction while preventing soft tissue attachments.
All patients that have been implanted with the Cardioband system have experienced a reduction in the mitral valve annular size and an increase in coaptation length.
It offers an advantage over the Alfieri stitch in that the design of the clip forces 8 mm of coaptation of the leaflet edges.
Consequently, increased tethering forces enhances the traction of the mitral apparatus causing incomplete coaptation which occurs at a level closer to the apex (Fig.
Nerve transfers have evolved into a valuable option; however, a thorough understanding of clinical anatomy and timing to coaptation are crucial for optimal outcome.
This case illustrates a common complication of external coaptation used as sole means of managing fractures of the avian ulna, radius, or both, which results from lack of interosseous soft tissue in the antebrachial area.