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fingerbreadth

A clinical “ruler” for evaluating certain landmarks—e.g., the size of the liver based on the number of fingerbreadths from right costal margin.

fingerbreadth

Physical exam A clinical ruler for evaluating certain landmarks–eg the size of the liver based on the fingerbreadths from right costal margin
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The surgeon creates a pocket, inserts the device about two fingerbreadths below the clavicle, and fastens it to underlying tissue using nonabsorbable sutures (Mieszcanska et al.
Physical examination was notable for a palpable spleen 5 fingerbreadths below the left costal margin.
Many of them have to go over and feel it, the chill extending several fingerbreadths above the surface.
Measurement of mandibular length from mentum to hyoid should be at least 6 cm or 3 fingerbreadths.
Adding injections to LI 4 in the web between the thumb and index finger is helpful, as well as BL 10 two fingerbreadths on each side of the occipital notch, especially for headaches.
Next, gauge the correct pessary size by approximating the number of fingerbreadths accommodated across the vaginal width.
BI 10 is two fingerbreadths on each side of the occipital notch.
If a transverse incision is selected, place caudal traction on the panniculus (which may be facilitated by applying two towel clips to the tissue fold), and incise through the fold at a point approximately three to four fingerbreadths above the symphysis (FIGURE 2).