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 (sĭn′kə-nē′sĭs, -kī-, sĭng′-)
Involuntary movement of muscles or limbs accompanying a voluntary movement.

syn′ki·net′ic (-nĕt′ĭk) adj.
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This has the dual advantage of providing a strong axonal donor volume for smile restoration while avoiding synkinetic reinnervation of adjacent musculature.
All complications of blepharoptosis were noted in form of cosmetic appearance, under correction, lid fold, and bell's phenomenon, synkinetic movement, lid lag, lagophthalmos, lid notching, entropion, prolapsed of fornix, over correction, exposure keratitis, fat prolapse, sling exposure, granuloma and infection.
A rare entity of epiphora is 'crocodile tears', which is a synkinetic phenomenon in cases of facial nerve aberrant regeneration.
It is used selectively in the normal upper lid in congenital ptosis with poor levator function and in both upper lids in synkinetic ptosis7.