Perforator


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perforator

[′pər·fə‚rād·ər]
(communications)
In telegraph practice, a device for punching code signals in paper tape for application to a tape transmitter.

Perforator

 

a prehistoric tool in the form of a pointed stick made of wood or bone. The upper portion is either thickened or shaped into a figure and sometimes has an opening for hanging. During the Stone Age, the perforator was used to make holes for sewing skins; later, it was also used to decorate clay vessels. As the use of iron spread, bone and wood perforators were replaced by the metal awl.

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Anatomical basis and clinical application of the infragluteal perforator flap.
The reverse sural artery fasciocutaneous flap should be designed to incorporate at least one audible perforator in an effort to maximize local blood flow15.
We avoid any perforator in scar tissue, as injury is more likely and dissection more difficult.
The longitudinal incision preserves axial cutaneous perforators and parallels the orientation of the most widely used incisions for tendon repair, avoiding additional trauma.
Perforator flaps are the newest type of flap reconstruction.
The origin of the first anterior perforator was very constant; it arose from the deeper surface of the AIV, a branch of the LCA, at approximately 15 mm from the origin of the later.
Which is why Van Dyk offers a perforator that can be mounted in the throat of the baler as opposed to numerous perforators that are used in the sorting process, Jable says.
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Amputation of the diabetic foot can be prevented by surgical reconstruction using an anterolateral thigh perforator flap, according to a 4-year retrospective study reported by Dr.
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