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avulsion

[ə′vəl·shən]
(hydrology)
A sudden change in the course of a stream by which a portion of land is cut off, as where a stream cuts across and forms an oxbow.
(medicine)
Tearing one part away from the other, either by trauma or surgery.
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Patients are usually tender along the proximal medial border of the thigh, and a defect may be palpable in the rare cases of a tendon avulsion.
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Avulsion injuries can be avoided by removing rings prior to taking part in activities like gardening, handling heavy objects, participating in sports, or doing construction.
Furthermore, in his opinion, the court's reliance on the law of avulsion is unavailing because, under the common law of avulsion, though the state may reclaim land lost by avulsion, so too a littoral property owner has rights to land submerged by avulsion.
In 1996, Wohl reported a case of pediatric vocal fold avulsion that was successfully treated with endoscopic tissue repositioning.
The avulsion fracture in Kobe Bryant's right index finger has healed, team spokesman John Black said.
Brachial plexus injuries usually involve either pre-ganglionic avulsion or post-ganglionic rupture.
Depending on the location of the migraine, surgery could involve removal of the corrugator muscle group, avulsion of a trigeminal nerve branch, septoplasty/turbinectomy, or removal of a segment of the semispinalis capitis muscle.
Their topics include positioning and set-up, the 10-point exam, meniscal repair, osteochondral transplantation, pediatric osteochondral injuries, a trans-tibial endoscopic hybrid technique for the single-bundle anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction using patellar tendon grafts, the arthroscopically assisted internal fixation of tibia spine avulsion fracture, and the arthroscopic treatment of arthrofibrosis of the knee.
Sinha says avulsion or sudden change in a river's course happens when a threshold is crossed -- when the cross valley slope is close to or more than the down valley slope.