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cuff

(kŭf),
Any structure with a gap that nearly encircles some extension or outgrowth, thus, anything shaped like a cuff.

cuff

(kuf) a small, bandlike structure encircling a part or object.
musculotendinous cuff  one formed by intermingled muscle and tendon fibers.
rotator cuff  a musculotendinous structure encircling and giving strength to the shoulder joint.

cuff

(kŭf)
n.
1. A bandlike structure encircling a part.
2. An inflatable band, usually wrapped around the upper arm, that is used along with a sphygmomanometer in measuring arterial blood pressure.

cuff

an inflatable elastic tube that is placed around a limb and inflated with air to restrict arterial circulation during blood pressure examination. See also cuffed endotracheal tube, Dacron cuff.

cuff

(kŭf)
Any structure with a gap that nearly encircles some extension or outgrowth, thus, anything shaped like a cuff.
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In a second survey of 259 patients aged 18-75, 60 had full thickness acute rotator cuff tears.
Surgeons should ensure adequate vaginal margins (greater than 1 cm) with full-thickness cuff closures while avoiding excessive electrocautery.
This may be due to TT cuff pressures exceeding tracheal mucosal perfusion pressure or due to abrasion of the tracheal wall from movement of the tip of the TT during ventilatory movements, tracheal suctioning and excessive neck movements.
The muscles and tendons of the rotator cuff stabilize the shoulder and control rotation and movement of the joint.
This prospective randomized comparative clinical trial was to determinate the minimum effective cuff inflating volume for classic LMA Well Lead [sup]™ (Well Lead Medical Co.
During running cuff closure--particularly if it is being completed vaginally--we find it helpful to elevate the corners with long Allis clamps or stay sutures.
The French study included 90 patients who underwent rotator cuff surgery.
Stitch a line of ease stitching at a 1/2" seam allowance along one sleeve cap between the notches and along each cuff outer edge.
The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles that form a cuff of tendon on the upper end of the arm.
With the high rate of structural failures after rotator cuff repair and the prevalence of patients at increased risk of failure, a significant amount of time and resources have been dedicated to find ways to improve outcomes with augmentation.
Previous studies have shown unacceptably high cuff pressures in the prehospital setting and in emergency departments.
To prevent significant pain and leave a much smaller incision, orthopaedic surgeons have begun performing arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, which leaves a much smaller incision through the use of small instruments to perform the procedure.