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avulsion

 [ah-vul´shun]
the tearing away of a structure or part either accidentally or surgically.

a·vul·sion

(ă-vŭl'shŭn),
A tearing away or forcible separation. Compare: evulsion.
[L. a-vello, pp. -vulsus, to tear away]

avulsion

(ə-vŭl′shən)
n.
The forcible tearing away of a body part by trauma or surgery.

avulsion

The tearing away of an attached or anchored tissue, as in the avulsion of a muscle from its insertion in bone—e.g., an avulsion fracture in which bone remains attached to the inserted muscle, but loses its attachment to surrounding bone.

avulsion

Medtalk The tearing away, as may occur with a nerve or part of a bone

a·vul·sion

(ă-vŭl'shŭn)
A tearing away or forcible separation.
Compare: evulsion
[L. a-vello, pp. -vulsus, to tear away]

avulsion

(a-vul'shun) [Gr. a-, not, + L. vellere, to pull]
1. A tearing away forcibly of a part or structure. If surgical repair is necessary, a sterile dressing may be applied while surgery is awaited. Avulsed fingers, toes, limbs or other separated tissue should be recovered if possible.
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AVULSED FINGERTIP
2. The complete separation of a tooth from its alveolus, which under appropriate conditions may be reimplanted. The term usually refers to dental injuries resulting from acute trauma. Synonym: evulsion See: illustration

avulsion

Forcible tearing off, or separation, of part of the body usually in the course of major injury. From the Latin avulsio , to separate by force.

Avulsion

The forcible separation of a piece from the entire structure.
Mentioned in: Wounds

avulsion 

The forcible separation of two parts, or tearing away of a part or of an organ. Examples: avulsion of the retina at the ora serrata; avulsion of the eyelid at its insertion.

a·vul·sion

(ă-vŭl'shŭn)
Tearing away, forcible separation, or complete displacement of a tooth from the alveolar bone.
Compare: evulsion
[L. a-vello, pp. -vulsus, to tear away]
References in periodicals archive ?
Pournaras, "Open traumatic avulsion of the flexor pollicis longus tendon from the musculotendinous area: a case report, " Journal of Hand Surgery, vol.
This patient has Jersey finger, caused by a traumatic avulsion of the flexor digitorum profundus (FDP) from the distal phalanx and diagnosed based on the mechanism of injury and the patient's inability to flex the DIP joint.

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