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1. Bringing into close opposition and binding together the ends of an obliquely fractured bone or the fragments of a broken patella by a ring or by an encircling, tightly drawn wire loop.
2. Operation for retinal detachment in which the choroid and retinal pigment epithelia are brought in contact with the detached sensory retina by a band encircling the sclera posterior.
3. The placing of a nonabsorbable suture around an incompetent cervical os.
Synonym(s): tiring.
[Fr. an encircling, hooping, banding]
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Fastening wire around the fragments of a bone.
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Q. Will she be tired all her pregnancy? My wife is 6 weeks pregnant with our first baby. She is tired all the time and goes to bed at 7 PM. Will she be like this the whole pregnancy?

A. Don't worry, this is very common! Here are some tips to help her with her tiredness:
-She should take short breaks during the day and lie down and lift her feet up. This can help her feel better and less tired. If she is at work and can't lie down, then she should just pick her legs up on a chair.
-She should take a few short naps during the day and sleep at least 7-8 hours a night.
- She should sleep on her left side as this improves the blood flow to the womb.

Q. I'm feeling too tired and I have pain im my right leg, from my thigh to my foot.What could that be?

A. Do you have any other symptoms, like back pain, numbness or tingling in your right leg? How long do you have this pain?
What you described could result from many things. You can read more about it here: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003182.htm

If you also have back pain, which may actually cause the pain in the leg, you can read about more here: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/backpain.html#cat1

Hope I could help!

Q. My friend has bleeding ears , chronic headaches and she is always tired. Do you know what's wrong? This is not like her she is normalt very active and she has not had any trama to her ear so I don't know what is going on.

A. for the ear pain - try out www.eardoc.info

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