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detachment of a portion of tissue, especially muscle or tendon, and reattachment at a point further forward than the original attachment, as is done with an eye muscle for correction of strabismus.
capsular advancement attachment of Tenon's capsule in front of its normal position.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.


Surgical procedure in which an attachment (usually the point of origin) is partially severed or released so that tissue may be moved to a more distal point.
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A surgical procedure in which a tendinous insertion or a skin flap is severed from its attachment and sutured to a further point on the body.
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Surgical procedure in which a ligamentous or partially tendinous insertion or a skin flap is partially severed or released from its attachment and sutured to a more distal point.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012


Surgical detachment of one end of a muscle or tendon, and its reattachment at a position in front of its normal site, so as to alter or strengthen its action. When the muscle end is moved backwards, this is called recession.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Patient discussion about advancement

Q. How do they make Flu shots in advance for next season? They says every year Flu viruses are different so we need different updated Flu shots too, But that always makes me wonder how do they make Flu shots in well advance before actual Flu season starts and it's able to prevent people from getting Flu? Anyone know?

A. Good question ? , every year or so the influenza virus take a “drift”. That means he is changed a bit. So they go to the other side of the planet (where it’s winter when we have summer) and take 30 most common influenza viruses and make vaccines.

Q. is alternative treatment useful as the medical advanced one?

A. Alternative medicine is exactly what it is- alternative. Unlike conventional medicine, it is not based on research and evidence, but on trial and error. You can consult specialists and consume products you feel can be helpful, but you have to make sure they have no known side effects or reaction with other medication you are taking as this is very dangerous.

Q. what tests do i need to do in order to discover cancer on advance to increase the recovery chance?

A. it's complicated. if there are no signs for it- there is a slim chance you'll get any diagnose. there are do many types of cells in the body.

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While riding up in the elevator, I got to thinking about advancement. I wrote a story about elevators more than 30 years ago in one of Denver's earlier economic booms because it occurred to me that with all of the new skyscrapers then going up, the elevator business must be pretty good.
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As decided, Xu Hong makes clear that a Delaware corporation's bylaws may impose restrictions on advancements, even if not in the charter.
Findings of the first evaluation prompted changes in the advancement criteria and the application and interview processes.
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"The continual advancements in front-end semiconductor manufacturing depends not only on equipment design and improvements, but also on the development of innovative materials and associated processing that defines the overall device circuitry," concludes Muthuramalingam.
For contributions in the advancement and transfer of technology in the areas of stand reclamation and molding sand technologies.
In a soft-spoken voice, McKibben outlines in a systematic and logical manner the journey from technological advancements to the possibility of commonplace genetic engineering.
As requested, GAO addressed (1) the regulatory actions that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has taken and the technological and operational improvements, called advancements, that are available or are being developed to address common safety and health issues in large commercial airliner cabins and (2) the barriers, if any, that the United States faces in implementing such advancements.
I argue that the years around 1950 were a time of vitality and professional advancement and that now, another 50 years later, the profession is due for another period of theory development and empirical advancements.
Thanks to advancements in information technology, we can do things today that some of us never dreamed possible a mere 10 or 15 years ago.

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