coaptation


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co·ap·ta·tion

(kō'ap-tā'shŭn),
Joining or fitting together of two surfaces; for example, the lips of a wound or the ends of a broken bone.
[L. co-apto, pp. -aptatus, to fit together]

co·ap·ta·tion

(kō'ap-tā'shŭn)
Joining or fitting together of two surfaces; e.g., the lips of a wound or the ends of a broken bone.
[L. co-apto, pp. -aptatus, to fit together]

co·ap·ta·tion

(kō'ap-tā'shŭn)
Joining or fitting together of two surfaces; e.g., the lips of a wound or the ends of a broken bone.
[L. co-apto, pp. -aptatus, to fit together]
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All patients were routinely examined 1st day postoperatively, regarding their ocular alignment, ocular motility, and conjunctival wound coaptation.
In another note on The Tempest, Coleridge argues that this romantic drama is not "dependent upon a fidelity of portraiture" and is a "birth of imagination" that "rests only on the coaptation and union of the elements granted to, or assumed by, the poet." (70) The components of true romantic art are born in the imagination and from that source unified.
The Harpoon system is designed to facilitate echo-guided repair of mitral valve regurgitation, by stabilizing the prolapsed mitral valve leaflet to restore proper coaptation and valve function.
The clot formation and the presence of fibrin and inflammatory exudate are important for the occurrence of coaptation of the wounds' edges, the intersection of fibronectin, providing a provisional matrix (fibrin crust), so that the fibroblasts, endothelial cells and keratinocytes can enter the wound (Mandelbaum et al., 2003; Servin et al., 2006).
The methods of treatment for fracture include stall confinement, external coaptation methods (Anderson et al., 1994), transfixation pinning (Verschooten et al., 1972, Martens et al., 1998) and internal fixation techniques such as intramedullary pins, plates and screws (Tulleners, 1986).
Himes, in his 2014 book, Christianity and the Political Order: Conflict, Coaptation, and Cooperation, offers a good way of finding our way during these political storms that engages the orienting nature of our moral tradition.
Its pathophysiology is complex, including mitral annulus dilatation and geometrical alteration, discrepancies in tethering and closing forces on mitral apparatus leading to impaired leaflet coaptation [7].
Mucosa-to-mucosa coaptation of both ends of the ureter is critical to healing without a stenosis or fistula.
AV valve cleft was obliterated starting at the base of ventricular septum using interrupted simple and mattress sutures to achieve coaptation of left superior and inferior leaflets.
This produces optimal coaptation of the mitral valve leaflets and reduction of annular diameter.
The reason behind this is probably the modification in position of ventricular septum that induces a septal shift and failure of tricuspid valve coaptation [10].
The resulting coaptation of the marrow and mucosa results in a proclivity towards hemorrhage.