nail removal

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Noun1.nail removal - a form of torture in which the fingernails or toenails are removed
torturing, torture - the deliberate, systematic, or wanton infliction of physical or mental suffering by one or more persons in an attempt to force another person to yield information or to make a confession or for any other reason; "it required unnatural torturing to extract a confession"
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The mean time for radiological union and nail removal was 8.61 +- 2.39 weeks.
In the present study, nail removal was done in 45 cases, and in 5 cases, implant was not removed because of refusal of patients.
PAS stains that were done for clinically unclear or diagnostic purposes were excluded using the following criteria: (1) patient note that contained the term "rule out"; (2) listed a differential diagnosis for nail findings; (3) used a modifier like "possible" to indicate considerable diagnostic uncertainty; or (4) if nail removal was performed therapeutically and not solely to obtain a biopsy specimen.
Caption: Figure 8: Postsurgery X-ray, after nail removal and replacement with revision THA with two screws to fix the cup and three metal cable cerclages to prevent the breakage during the implant of the stem.
Transcortical placing of pins without nail removal has reduced the risk of infection, new distribution of intramedullary vascularity, and by removing proximal transfixation nail screw and continuous compressive effect on bone, we achieved the complete bone recovery and the full weight-bearing which is important in process of recovery and rehabilitation.
Tool Company is an innovative nail removal tool that easily extracts a variety of fasteners.
Because of the formation of sclerotic bone around the tip of the nail, we could not pass the guide wire through the middle part of broken nail to facilitate nail removal. Eventually, we decided to proceed with transarticular retrograde technique for the removal of the broken nail through a medial para patellar arthrotomy.
A 2-3 mm lateral nail segment was cut free along the length of the lateral fold and removed with a straight hemostat, taking care to ensure nail removal lower than the basal lateral matrix.
Consequently, in Italy, where IM nail removal frequently is performed, demand will continue for stainless steel products.
However, it was believed that nail removal might weaken the femoral neck and predispose it to fracture.