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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3) External coaptation alone carries significant disadvantages.
Tape muzzle and modified aluminium splint were applied as external coaptation for additional support to mandibular fracture (Fig.
However, treatment such as external coaptation (slings, bandages, casts, splints, etc.
5,12) However, observations at Tufts Wildlife Clinic indicate that metacarpal fractures have a good prognosis for healing when managed with external coaptation (M.
The conure was ambulatory and returned to normal function after 3 weeks of external coaptation with this device.
External coaptation in the form of an L splint failed to stabilize the fracture appropriately, and additional fixation options were explored.
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