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an abrupt change in the course of a stream that forms the boundary between two parcels of land resulting in the loss of part of the land of one landowner and a consequent increase in the land of another

a forcible tearing or surgical separation of one body part from another

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5,10,19) Ligament ruptures may be associated with an avulsion fracture from the ulnar aspect of the base of the proximal phalanx.
Small avulsions with medial edema likely represent arcuate or PFL injury.
Arthroscopic repair of peripheral avulsions of the triangular fibrocartilage complex of the wrist: A multicenter study.
The images of the UCL were also evaluated for high-intensity signal or thinning and morphologic changes such as complete tears, avulsions, or thickening.
When evaluating these radiographs, one should be alert for avulsions, osteochondral fractures, occult fractures, or other lesions.
Pediatric replantation has been recommended for any amputated part that can be technically reattached, including single digit, avulsion, and crush injuries.
In avulsion type injuries, there is extensive damage to the nerves and vessels when they are stretched and are found at various distances from the level of the skin avulsion.
There was a positive association between facial fracture and dentoalveolar trauma, alveolar and tooth fracture, avulsion and intraoral soft tissue injury.
Proximal avulsions have been subclassified by Wood and coworkers in 2008 based on anatomic location, degree of avulsion (incomplete or complete), degree of muscle retraction (if complete), and presence or absence of sciatic nerve tethering.
Bankart lesions may be purely soft tissue avulsions or may involve a fracture of the anteroinferior glenoid rim, termed a "bony Bankart.
1) Until recently, distal biceps tendon avulsions were thought to occur exclusively in males; however, recent reports have described distal bicep ruptures in females.
Specifically, type I fractures are located behind the attachment of the ligaments, and type II fractures represent coracoid tip avulsions anterior to the ligamentous origins.
56,61) There is no consensus in the literature on whether adductor longus avulsions should be repaired, as successful return to sport has been reported with both conservative and surgical treatment.
Bradley Edwards, MD, John Costouros, MD and Rhett Hobgood, MD, The patent pending GTFx plate is a minimally invasive method of treatment for fractures of the greater tuberosity and for the treatment of cuff avulsions.