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proximal (to)

in anatomy, nearer to some reference point. For example, in a limb, nearer to the trunk - the forearm is proximal to the hand; in the gut, the small intestine is proximal to the large intestine. proximally adj . Opposite of distal.
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3 The stem, in this case, fractured approximately 1 cm proximal to the base of the taper within a few years of implantation, which is consistent with the location of fracture in other similarly designed modular implants in recent reports.
The first type is VC associated with superficial subcutaneous skin tethering, proximal to the meatus that can be corrected with degloving.
Muscles were described from proximal to distal, from superficial to deeper layers, starting from a lateral view.
Proximal lesions were defined as those located proximal to the descending colon.
For example, a hip and back machine (Photo 3) allows for training of the large musculature in those areas that are proximal to the knees.
About 19 nodal points were chosen on the stem-cement interface on the medial side of the model at equal interval of approximately 4mm from proximal to distal end.
The pleats are equal in height when measured from proximal to d istal edge.
1] When an injury is proximal to the masticator nerve take-off, all muscles innervated by V3 will be affected, including the muscles of mastication, as was the case with our patient.
Funnel Catheter provides temporary occlusion proximal to a vascular lesion with an innovative funnel that allows the physician to perform Focused Aspiration[TM], directing maximum aspirative force and dramatically enhancing the efficiency of removal of thrombus or emboli.
The axillary artery is injured in approximately 5% of patients, generally at a site proximal to the anterior circumflex artery and in patients with atherosclerotic disease.
It's positioned so that one balloon lies near the proximal end of the external carotid, just distal to the bifurcation, and the second balloon sits in the common carotid, just proximal to the bifurcation.
Rinspiration is used proximal to distal; you don't have to cross the thrombus and the underlying friable lesion to remove it," said Dr.