coaptation


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coaptation

(ˌkəʊæpˈteɪʃən)
n
(Medicine) the joining or reuniting of two surfaces, esp the ends of a broken bone or the edges of a wound
[C16: from Late Latin coaptātiō a meticulous joining together, from Latin co- together + aptāre to fit]
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The HARPOON system is designed to facilitate echo-guided repair of mitral valve regurgitation by stabilizing the prolapsed mitral valve leaflet to restore proper coaptation and valve function.
Scholz & Cheng-Lung Wang, Coaptation or Transformation?
The Harpoon system is designed to facilitate echo-guided repair of mitral valve regurgitation, by stabilizing the prolapsed mitral valve leaflet to restore proper coaptation and valve function.
The HARPOON system is designed to facilitate echo-guided repair of mitral valve regurgitation, by stabilising the prolapsed mitral valve leaflet to restore proper coaptation and valve function.
These echocardiographic features included thickened valves, failure of leaflet coaptation and leaflet prolapse, which were regarded as possible predisposing factors to infection.
These findings are thought to be due to the good drilling technique applied, the tight insertion of the rods and the coaptation of the fracture to the type of polyamide and its manufacturing; which minimized the fatigue on the screws and evenly distributed the stress throughout the system, resulting on the fracture of the rod at its weakest point: the osteotomy site.
Himes, in his 2014 book, Christianity and the Political Order: Conflict, Coaptation, and Cooperation, offers a good way of finding our way during these political storms that engages the orienting nature of our moral tradition.
3) External coaptation alone carries significant disadvantages.
In principle, these slings are meant to provide a backboard of support which allows for appropriate urethral coaptation during activities that increase intraabdominal pressure such as cough, sneeze, laugh or physical exertion.
Mucosa-to-mucosa coaptation of both ends of the ureter is critical to healing without a stenosis or fistula.
AV valve cleft was obliterated starting at the base of ventricular septum using interrupted simple and mattress sutures to achieve coaptation of left superior and inferior leaflets.
This produces optimal coaptation of the mitral valve leaflets and reduction of annular diameter.