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distal (to)

in anatomy, further away from some reference point. For example, in a limb, further from the trunk: the wrist is distal to the forearm; the abdominal aorta divides distally adj . into the two iliac arteries. Opposite of proximal.
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These two femoral shaft centers were separately located, with one at a level immediately distal to the lesser trochanter and another 8 cm distal to it.
Dissection is then carried down to the humerus, where the anterior border of humerus distal to the crest of greater tubercle is identified.
Appropriate-sized distal femoral locking plate was slid in distal to proximal direction submuscularly over lateral aspect of distal femur.
They enter the bone distal to the scaphoid waist in 14% of people, at the waist in 79% of people, and proximal to the waist in 7% of people.
Following Rosen and Gordon (1953), we measured height of gonopodium (maximum height distal to first serra), number of serrae, number of segments from serrae to hook on ray 4p (hereafter called distal hook), number and length of hooks at distal tip of ray 5a (hereafter referred to as proximal hook), distance from distal hook, number and length of distal hooks, number of segments from distal hook to tip, distance from distal hook to tip, length of gap, maximum height of gap, number of segments from elbow to tip, number of elbows, and number of segments from elbow to serrae (Fig.
In this study, a unilateral external fixation frame, with half-pins proximal and distal to the fracture site, was used in all but one case for an average duration of 11 weeks.
The appliance is made with an acrylic extension reaching the elevation distal to the extraction site (Fig.
Angiography was subsequently performed, and an aortic wall defect was noted just distal to the distal anastomosis.
The Hay Mountain property covers approximately 7700 acres distal to a Laramide porphyry copper deposit.
Elbow was exposed through standard midline posterior approach with incision beginning 5cm distal to the tip of the olecranon and extending proximally in the arm up to 8cm above the tip of the olecranon.
The short head inserts more distal to the radial tuberosity, while the long head inserts further from the axis of rotation.
5mm low contoured DCP plate with four bicortical screws proximal & distal to fracture.