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lacerate

(lăs′ə-rāt′)
tr.v. lacer·ated, lacer·ating, lacer·ates
To rip, cut, or tear.
adj. (-rĭt, -rāt′)
1. Torn; mangled.
2. Wounded.
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lacerate

(las′ĕ-rāt″) [L. lacerare, to tear]
To tear, as into irregular segments. lacerable (las′ĕ-ră-bĕl), adjective; lacerated (las′ĕ-rāt″ĕd), adjective
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lacerate

having the appearance of being torn.
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Q. I am scheduled for scope surgery for a torn meniscus on my knee and what is the duration for recovery? Has anyone had this surgery for a torn meniscus? How did you deal with this recovery?

A. The recovery process is individual, and you cannot predict it in advance. I know someone who has done it and was able to go back to exercising regularly after 2 months. I would think the recovery from the surgery itself is a matter of few weeks until you can walk properly, however you should still give your knee a break and rest for a while after.

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This facilitates optimal detection of vascular injury.(27) Wong et al (2008) concluded that the portal venous phase CT was the most accurate scan in detecting pancreatic duct injuries (Table 3).(28) Thin sections are routinely acquired for better visualization of the main pancreatic duct (Table 4), which normally measures 3mm to 4mm.(27) 3D post-processing techniques, such as curved planar reformats, appear to improve detection and characterization of pancreatic lacerations. (27,29) However, further investigation is needed to confirm the utility of these techniques in the trauma setting.
Conclusion: There is no long-term difference in cosmetic outcomes of both the sutures in the repair of facial lacerations in the pediatric population.
Proper management of canalicular lacerations require thorough knowledge of the anatomy of the lacrimal drainage system, eyelids and periorbital structures, careful examination for associated ocular injury and prompt referral to a team of subspecialists when complicated lacerations are encountered.
Literature evidences show that mostly soft tissue injuries accompanied dental trauma ranging from bruises to lacerations. Many authors suggest that impact force on incisors lead to fracture and dislodgment of tooth or part of tooth in surrounding soft tissues.
[2] Accidental fetal lacerations can occur in 0.1 to 3.1% of caesarean deliveries;[3-6] however, a case with sciatic nerve injury has not been reported to the best of our knowledge.