transfixation

transfixation

[-fiksā′shən]
a surgical procedure in which, in an amputation, the soft tissues are cut through from one side to the other, close to the bone. The muscles are then divided from within outward.

transfixation

the process of transfixing.

transfixation ligature
the suture material is passed through the stump to be ligatured, tied around a half of the stump, then around the entire stump.
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Halsted transfixation ligature. By permission from Slatter D, Textbook of Small Animal Surgery, Saunders, 2002
transfixation pin
used in orthopedic surgery in young animals, or where a medullary pin or plates are not applicable. The pin passes completely through the bone and is fixed by attachment to external bar splints. A series of them enable the surgeon to immobilize a number of fragments of a comminuted fracture.
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Graft was implanted, movements of graft were controlled and the femoral and tibial sides were exposed to press fit determination with transfixation screw and bio absorbable screw respectively.
1) The structural part of this analysis resorts to standard terminology, in terms of which affixation can be broken down into confixation (when affixes do not interrupt roots and are not interrupted themselves, as in suffixation, prefixation, and interfixation), infixation (when affixes that interrupt roots but are not interrupted themselves), circumfixation (when affixes do not interrupt roots but are interrupted themselves) and transfixation (when affixes interrupt roots and are intemipted by elements of roots themselves).
Optimal stability with two transfixation wires is obtained when the wires are perpendicular to each other.
The system is relatively flexible in the axial direction of the long bone, perpendicular to the wires, compared with constructions using larger diameter transfixation pins.
The veracity of this observation may be seen in the famous passage in "The Fourth Stage in which Soyinka proposes Ogun as a deity who not only combines in his essence the values and inscriptions differentially associated with the great, warring art-sponsoring deities of European classical antiquity, Dionysus and Apollo, and also removes Ogun from transfixation in time and space, in narrow, parochial "tribal" cultures since Ogun, in Soyinka's insistent formulation, constantly changes his essence in the light of new social, scientific and technological revolutions.
A comparison of acute pull-out strength between two-way and one-way transfixation pin insertion for external skeletal fixation in canine bone.
Occult transfixation of the sigmoid colon by suprapubic catheter.
SURGICAL TECHNIQUE: DISTENTION ARTHROGRAPHY FOR SAFE EXTRACAPSULAR PLACEMENT OF PROXIMAL TIBIAL TRANSFIXATION PINS.
Reserved as a practice for the colonial elite alone, the rituals of aesthetic cultivation transform the members of the crowd into cultural window-shoppers who consume their own exclusion from power, their transfixation as mute spectators, as a spectacle of first rank.
Eskola and coworkers prospectively randomized 86 patients with complete dislocation of the acromioclavicular joint verified into either transfixation with two smooth Kirschner wires, two threaded Kirschner wires, or one cortical screw (Bosworth Screw).
3,4) One of the common methods of transfixation utilizes the Bio-Transfix pin (Arthrex, Naples, Florida), which is composed of biodegradable PLLA (poly-L-lactic acid).
0 mm cancellous bone screw provides a significantly greater resistance to displacement for stabilizing Schatzker Type 3 fractures through transfixation than do the other three screws.