loose body


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loose bod·y

a solid tissue fragment lying free in a body cavity, especially in a joint or the peritoneal cavity; for example, joint mice, melon-seed body, rice body.

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Q. Will dancing help to loose my body weight? Hi guys, I am planning to reduce my body weight. Will dancing help to loose my body weight?

A. no doubt!
dancing is a great aerobic exercise. it works on so many groups of muscles and on the cardiopulmonary system. and it has another great virtue- it is a sport you enjoy and it's easy to get in a routine of exercises when you go dancing in a group.

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The first stage of the operation is to locate the loose body. A methodical approach to the problem is essential and the common sites of concealment are examined in sequence, including the recess proximal to the medial suprapatellar plica, the intercondylar notch, the popliteus tunnel, the recess beneath the posterior horn of the lateral meniscus, the posterolateral compartment and the posteromedial compartment.
The displaced fragment of the ACL avulsion fracture was comminuted into several pieces, and one large piece of loose body from the non-weight bearing area was removed.
CT diagnosis of a large peritoneal loose body: a case report and review of the literature.
On examination, forced extension of the elbow, in combination with digital pressure over the olecranon fossa, initiated pain in the region of the fossa, but there was no palpable loose body and no evidence of joint instability.
The loose body medium was selected for coal, a kind of microporous medium material, which was also a kind of accumulation porous media from the macrolevel.
Corbisiero underwent a procedure on Wednesday to clear out a "loose body" on a knee which has been troubling him since the start of England's summer tour of South Africa.
Plain radiographs may appear normal during the early or transitional phase of the disease or show a loose body. Subsequent imaging may be necessary to exclude other pathology.
The loose body should then be immobilised, grasped and removed.
It's BMW's new 5-Series Touring and it's unlikely to have any loose body parts or be unable to sprint away from the traffic lights in a hurry, especially as we're testing the 530d which has 242bhp and 400lb ft of torque.