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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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The autologous nerve graft is the gold standard for nerve injuries that cannot be repaired by direct tension-free coaptation [12, 13].
Surgeons may also be more willing to properly debride nerve endings when conduit interposition substitutes the need for direct coaptation [14].
End-to-end coaptation is the method of choice if tension-free nerve coaptation can be performed.
In a second randomized controlled study by Weber et al., the authors were not able to find a significant overall difference comparing the sensibility outcome after PGA conduit repair compared to end-to-end coaptation and nerve grafting [59].Only subgroup analysis showed superior m2PD in nerve gaps of 4mm or less and those of 8mm or more for PGA conduit repair.
Whenever tension-free nerve coaptation is possible, end-to-end coaptation is the method of choice for digital nerve repair.