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procedure/pro·ce·dure/ (pro-se´jer) the manner of performing something; a method or technique.
procedureMedtalk An 'invasive' service performed by a physician, which is arbitrarily divided into major–eg, general, orthopedic, cardiovascular, or other surgical procedures, ambulatory or outPt–eg, radial keratotomy procedures, and endoscopic procedures. See BAK procedure, Batista procedure, Booked procedure, Coronary revascularization procedure, Cough-inducing procedure, Cyclodestructive procedure, Diagnostic procedure, DIEP flap procedure, Disciplinary procedure, Dor procedure, Downstream procedure, Ertl procedure, Experimental procedure, Goebell-Stöckel procedure, Hartmann procedure, Hearing-sparing procedure, Heller-Dor procedure, High-discretion procedure, High-risk & complex procedure, High-yield procedure, In & out procedure, Indiana pouch procedure, Infection control procedure, Labyrnithine procedure, LEEP procedure, Life-prolonging procedure, Localization procedure, Low-yield procedure, LTPs procedure, Maintenance procedure, Manchester procedure, Marshall-Marchetti-Krantz procedure, Maze procedure, Minor procedure, Mumford procedure, Myocardial laser revascularization procedure, Neuroablative procedure, No/NA procedure, Overvalued procedure, Physician-performed microscopy procedure, Pinup procedure, Potts procedure, Regnauld procedure, Ross procedure, Sauvé-Kapandji procedure, Scalp-lifting procedure, Shirodkar procedure, Special firefighting procedure, Standard operating procedure, Upstream procedure, Ultra-rapid opiate detoxification procedure, Whipple procedure, Wrap-around procedure, Yes/no procedure, Yes/yes procedure. Cf Evaluation and management service, Physician test.
advancement procedure See recession.
Faden procedure A surgical procedure designed to weaken the action of an extraocular muscle by reattaching it to the globe posterior to its original insertion. By attaching the muscle to the eye at this point, the arc of contact of the muscle is changed, thus weakening the muscle in its field of action. The procedure can be used to treat dissociated vertical deviations, nystagmus, as well as cases of incomitant strabismus (e.g. Brown's superior oblique tendon sheath syndrome, Duane's syndrome). Syn. posterior fixation suture. See arc of contact; strabismus surgery.
Hummelsheim's procedure See transposition.
Jensen procedure See transposition.
Knapp procedure See transposition.
Tuck procedure A strabismus surgical procedure in which a muscle or tendon is folded upon itself in order to effectively shorten and strengthen it. This procedure is commonly performed in cases of superior oblique paresis. It may also be used in cases of mild ptosis to shorten the levator palpebrae aponeurosis.
Patient discussion about procedure
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Q. I developed an AV Fistula after a heart catherization procedure. I am bleeding through the tissues in left arm I am on coumadin, but currently have a lower than usual INR. Corrective surgery was scheduled for yesterday, but had to be delayed. I am concerned that I have a large amount of blood (dark red) bleeding though the tissues right under the skin in my left arm. Should I seek immediate medical attention? The bleeding is over approximately a 3 and 1/2" area on my left arm. Came about in a period of a few minutes.