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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Management of aortic insufficiency in patients with left ventricular assist devices: a simple coaptation stitch method (Park's stitch).
The unique features of the mitramaze valve repair system concept are threefold and reside in its enhanced coaptation design, its exclusive and flexible spacer and a customized delivery catheter system specifically designed for the transfemoral arterial approach, delivery and implantation of the device.
The FORMA system is designed to reduce tricuspid regurgitation by occupying the regurgitant orifice area and providing a surface for the coaptation of the valve's native leaflets.
Direct motor neurotization of the facial nerve was first described by Korte in 1903 through the use of the hypoglossal nerve with an end-to-end coaptation to the facial nerve.
3) Multiple injection techniques have been tried, but the double-HIT as described by Kirsch and colleagues optimizes ureteral coaptation and facilitates performance, with no significant short-term complications.
Unlike transabdominal or transvaginal urethropexy, a sling not only provides support to the vesicourethral junction, but also may create some aspect of urethral coaptation or compression.
TM)] is a differentiated, semi-rigid, adjustable annuloplasty ring system that provides surgeons with the ability to optimize annuloplasty results by enabling fine-tuning of the ring diameter and leaflet coaptation on a beating heart under real-time echocardiographic guidance.
A primary coaptation of the temporal nerve can be performed with patient outcomes that are aesthetically and functionally pleasing, but this option is most effective in the first 2 months of paralysis.
18-20) If birds survive the first 48 hours after traumatic coracoid injury, the results of this investigation indicate that the prognosis for rehabilitation and release are excellent when birds are treated with cage rest and pain management alone, without coaptation bandaging or surgical intervention.
Formation of an erect mesoscutellar spine leads to a decrease in size of the mesoscutellar disc, loss of its coaptation with forewing clavi and concurrent loss of the claval commissure and claval angles that became unnecessary.
A solid microsurgical technique for vascular microanastomosis and nerve coaptation enables a good nerve and vessel healing, perhaps partly explaining our BMD findings in our patients.
It addresses both mechanisms by achieving coaptation of the proximal urethra and repositioning of the sphincteric unit.