tendon transfer


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transfer

 [trans´fer]
1. the taking or moving of something from one place to another.
2. the moving of a patient from one surface to another. Patients can be taught to transfer safely either independently or with minimal assistance if they can balance in a sitting position.
gamete intrafallopian transfer (GIFT) a type of assisted reproductive technology consisting of retrieval of oocytes from the ovary, followed by placement of oocytes and sperm in the fallopian tubes by laparoscopy.
Gamete intrafallopian transfer (GIFT). Multiple ova and washed sperm are injected into the fallopian tube, where fertilization may occur. From McKinney et al., 2000.
passive transfer the conferring of immunity to a nonimmune host by injection of antibody or lymphocytes from an immune or sensitized donor.
sliding board transfer a method of transferring a patient: a smooth tapered board is placed under the patient and stabilized on the surface to which movement will take place so that the patient can glide across.
tendon transfer surgical relocation of the insertion of a tendon of a normal muscle to another site to take over the function of another muscle inactivated by trauma or disease.
tubal embryo transfer (TET)
1. a method of assisted reproductive technology consisting of retrieval of oocytes from the ovary, followed by their fertilization and culture in the laboratory with placement of the resulting embryos in the fallopian tubes by laparoscopy more than 24 hours after the original retrieval.
2. laparoscopic transfer of cryopreserved embryos to the fallopian tubes.
zygote intrafallopian transfer (ZIFT) a type of assisted reproductive technology consisting of retrieval of oocytes from the ovary, followed by their fertilization and culture in the laboratory and the placement of the resulting zygotes in the fallopian tubes by laparoscopy 24 hours after the original retrieval.

tendon transfer

a surgical procedure in which one normal musculotendinous unit is detached from its insertion and reattached in a new location to restore the function and balance of a nonfunctioning musculotendinous unit (that is, transfer of the superficial flexor of the ring finger to restore thumb adduction following medial nerve injury).

tendon transfer

An operation to disconnect a TENDON from its normal insertion and connect it to a new site, so that its muscle can perform a different function, such as restoring movement to a paralysed part.
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35) Finally, tendon transfers are utilized to restore mobility and function.
Tendon transfer provides good results in cases, in which in spite of all conservative and surgical interventions, no recovery is observed and permanent radial nerve palsy is present.
Clinically, the GRT has been an effective outcome measure for intervention studies of FES and tendon transfers [58,64-69].
We began using a similar single incision deltopectoral combined latissimus dorsi and teres major tendon transfer (LD-TM) in 2010, in combination with a third generation rTSA (medial center of rotation glenoid and lateral humerus) (Exactech Equinoxe, Gainesville, Florida).
On follow-up examination, the patient was noted to have painless independent extension of the previously affected index finger and of the small finger, the digit from which the tendon transfer was obtained.
Here we present a case of spontaneous EPL tendon rupture treated by tendon transfer and a rehabilitation program including ES.
At five months old the Consett schoolboy underwent nerve grafts at Leeds University Hospital and at four, faced a tendon transfer.
Additionally, glenoid osteotomy and extra-articular tendon transfer to restore active external rotation are considerations in these children.
Medics were left with no other choice but to break the thigh bone in Matthew's left leg and carrying out a tendon transfer.
20) For select patients, a tendon transfer procedure may maximize the likelihood of a functional recovery.
Flatfoot surgery may consist of a tendon transfer, which replaces the damaged posterior tibialtendon with an adjacent flexor tendon.
The unique design of the implant also includes a suture hole, which enables the FHL tendon to be sutured to the implant, and to the base of the proximal phalanx, in effect creating a tendon transfer of the FHL that adds flexor power to the proximal phalanx.