avulsion

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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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Nail avulsion with application of phenol was done in all non-responders.
Treatment of ingrown toe nail-comparison of phenolization after partial nail avulsion and partial nail avulsion alone.
All the patients underwent partial nail avulsion in the Minor OT of CMH Kharian as outdoor patients, under local anesthesia (Digit ring block) and asepsis, after application of tourniquet at the base of toe.