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medial

1. Maths relating to an average
2. another word for median
3. Zoology of or relating to a media
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

medial

[′mē·dē·əl]
(anatomy)
Being internal as opposed to external (lateral).
Toward the midline of the body.
(science and technology)
Located in the middle.
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These injuries are described as dislocation of the SCJ or epiphysiolysis of the medial end of the clavicle.
Changes in mJSW as seen on x-ray between those in group 1 and those on placebo were significant for the lateral compartment, with an increase in mJSW at the higher doses and a decline in the placebo group, but not for the medial compartment.
Fractures of the medial condyle of humerus behave as the mirror image of lateral condyle fractures.
Mean lateral and medial meniscal areas increased throughout gestation, and there were significant differences between groups (p<0.05, Table 1).
Knee osteoarthritis is said to be an age related disorder, but various factors are associated with early incidence of this degenerative process especially obesity, female gender, trauma and positive family history.1,2 Various studies have shown increased correlation between menisectomy and early osteoarthritis.3-5 Complete resection of meniscus on medial side if accompanied with anterior cruciate ligament injury is the beginning of the end of the knee.
Medial patellar ligament desmotomy (MPD) is frequently used in the treatment of dorsal patellar fixation (Ducharme, 2004; Kramer, 2006).
It represents a passive medial structure of a knee that prevents lateral patellar displacement during the initial degree of a knee flexion.
Briefly, the medial rectus muscle is split over 15 mm along its middle and both sides of the muscle are tied with an absorbable suture.
Then, on ultrasonographic vertical images of the medial joint space in extended knees during weightbearing, the displacement length from the medial tibial condyle to the deep layer of the medial collateral ligament of the medial meniscus was measured by ultrasound examination (ACUSON S1000, Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc., Ultrasound Division, Mountain View, CA) to evaluate MME.
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Thus, an ecstatic rhinoplasty relies on the nasal tip support and projection, adequate interconnections between upper and lower lateral cartilages as well as lateral crus of the lower lateral cartilages and medial crural attachments of the caudal septum.
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