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1. Loss of bone length after a fracture, as a result of malunion or pronounced bony angulation.
2. A decrease in the length of a contracting muscle fiber.
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Using the same regular expression rules, OEMs can deploy any device in the LSI content processor product portfolio without additional effort, saving engineering expense and shortening time to market, the company said.
* Complex software functions such as SMART ACK (bidirectional wireless transmission), encryption and routing can be integrated as ready macros, maintaining the interoperability of end-user equipment and shortening time to market.
The ministry has prepared specially equipped helicopters to transport patients or people hurt in accidents from the scenes to hospitals or health centers, thus shortening time needed the transfer time needed and evading road traffic.
According to the company, the R/Evolution architecture enables OEMs to reconfigure storage systems from a modular platform, in this way shortening time to market and lowering development costs.
They also include throwing procedural roadblocks in the way of an injured patient before he can bring a claim, shortening times for statutes of limitations in malpractice actions, and limiting the amount of attorneys' fees that can be paid in a medical malpractice case.