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proximal (to)

in anatomy, nearer to some reference point. For example, in a limb, nearer to the trunk - the forearm is proximal to the hand; in the gut, the small intestine is proximal to the large intestine. proximally adj . Opposite of distal.
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In our technique, we use metal corkscrew anchors and a modified-Krackow technique, running the first locking stitch proximal to distal then a second distal to proximal.
Objective: To determine the diagnostic accuracy of echocardiography in left anterior descending artery occlusion proximal to first diagonal (D1) branch in acute anterior wall myocardial infarction (AWMI) by comparing it with angiography.
Incision was made starting approximately at 8 cm proximal to the midpoint of the popliteal skin crease and extended to the head of the fibula and then straightened and further extended along the line of fibular shaft approximately 5 cm below the planned level of osteotomy.
The first type is VC associated with superficial subcutaneous skin tethering, proximal to the meatus that can be corrected with degloving.
Approximately 5 cm sized incision kept over upper lateral aspect of proximal third of thigh just proximal to greater trochanter.
After entering the dorsal surface, the vessels run proximal to supply the proximal pole.
It is important to incorporate the capsules proximal to the joint line of the MTP joints so as not to impart a valgus pull to the proximal phalanx.
Proximal lesions were defined as those that were located proximal to the descending colon.
Proximal lesions were defined as those located proximal to the descending colon.
In the study of 717 children with ankle injuries, features that predict an ankle fracture are bone tenderness at either malleolus or in the region just proximal to the fibular malleolus, and/or an inability to walk four steps with weight on the ankle.
For example, a hip and back machine (Photo 3) allows for training of the large musculature in those areas that are proximal to the knees.
About 19 nodal points were chosen on the stem-cement interface on the medial side of the model at equal interval of approximately 4mm from proximal to distal end.