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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13) In this investigation, external coaptation was not applied to any patient.
This case illustrates a common complication of external coaptation used as sole means of managing fractures of the avian ulna, radius, or both, which results from lack of interosseous soft tissue in the antebrachial area.
Failure of external coaptation to stimulate healing of the transverse fracture dictated treatment with surgical stabilization.
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