Distal

  • (adj): Directed away from the midline or mesial plane of the body.
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Some articles on distal:

Crus (lower Leg) - Fracture
... fracture - an undisplaced and spiral fracture of the distal third to distal half of the tibia Fractures of only the fibula include Maisonneuve fracture - a spiral fracture of the proximal third of the fibula ... Le Fort fracture of ankle - a vertical fracture of the antero-medial part of the distal fibula with avulsion of the anterior tibiofibular ligament ... include Trimalleolar fracture - involving the lateral malleolus, medial malleolus and the distal posterior aspect of the tibia Bimalleolar fracture - involving the ...
Pseudo-ainhum - Clinical Findings
... The distal part of the toe swells and appears like a small “potato” ... The swelling is due to lymphatic edema distal to the constriction ... After a certain time all structures distal the stricture are reduced to an avascular cord ...
Supracondylar Fracture - Mechanism
... Fractures of the distal humerus are most commonly due to a falling on your hand with arms fully extended, causing direct trauma to the elbow ... The distal condylar complex would shift in either the posterolateral or posteromedial direction, which account for approximately 95% of supracondylar ... In these cases, the distal condylar complex is more likely to displace in the anterolateral direction ...
Scaphoid Fracture - Diagnosis
... Focal tenderness is usually present in one of three places 1) volar prominence at the distal wrist for distal pole fractures 2) anatomic snuff box for waist ... The Scaphoid receives its blood supply primarily from lateral and distal branches of the radial artery ... Blood flows from the top/distal end of the bone in a retrograde fashion down to the proximal pole if this blood flow is disrupted by a fracture, the bone may not heal ...
Toddler's Fracture
... spiral tibial (CAST) fractures are bone fractures of the distal (lower) part of the shin bone (tibia) in toddlers (aged 9 months-3 years) and other young children (less than 8 years) ... The fracture involves the distal third to distal half of the tibia, is undisplaced and has a spiral pattern ...

More definitions of "distal":

  • (adj): Situated farthest from point of attachment or origin, as of a limb or bone.