comminution

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comminution

 [kom″ĭ-nu´shun]
the act of breaking, or condition of being broken, into small fragments.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

com·mi·nu·tion

(kom'i-nū'shŭn),
A breaking into several pieces, especially in describing a fracture.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

com·mi·nu·tion

(kom'i-nū'shŭn)
A breaking into several pieces.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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Since saltation and communition severely limit the amount of time individual sand grains can exist for, new grains must be created on the Martian surface for its numerous dunes and ripples to exist.
This can be achieved by communition, milling, or jaw crushing.
In addition to excellent magnetic separation and HPGR test work results, communition tests are within acceptable limits and broadly consistent, with little variability within and between the Boo-Loo and Murphy South areas.
(9) CT scanning may show small, bony avulsions that can aid in diagnosis and preoperative planning in severe cases with significant bony communition. (7)
Additionally, using small dorsal incisions in patients with dorsal communition would allow direct visualization of the extensor pollicis longus, elimination of any sharp fracture fragments that are cutting into the tendons, and the filling of fracture gaps.
Creating stable suspensions or dispersions of nanoparticles requires a communition process, such as a small-media mill provides.
Conception Bay South/Paradise Community Policing Committee, Conception Bay South/Paradise Community Policing, Communition Plan.
Coordinating the diverse factories and the communition among then was, from this point of view, an increasingly critical problem.
When using conventional plate's communition must be less, they poorly hold the cancellous bone fragments, toggle of screws in the distal holes of the plate leads to settling and loss of reduction.
Since 1898, K6ppern has manufactured roller presses and designed plants for briquetting, compaction, and communition. With more than a century of expertise, Koppern has become one of a select group of suppliers leading the way in the briquetting, compaction, and high-pressure grinding of mineral materials.
(2) Lately intramedullary nail is being used as the initial management of these fractures as external fixation devices are associated with complications such as communition, displacement, soft tissue injury and pin tract infections moreover wound management and skin closing procedures are easier with Intramedullary nailing.
These factors should lower the rates of infection and malunions and expand the use of intramedullary nails to fractures near the metaphysic and to those with more severe communition and soft tissue injury.

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