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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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Brachial plexus avulsion injury (BPAI) represents one of the most devastating injuries of the upper extremity, and nerve transfer is the most frequently used method in restoring upper limb function for such serious lesion.
Bertelli JA, Ghizoni MF: Brachial plexus avulsion injury repair with nerve transfer and nerve grafts directly implanted into the spinal cord yield partial recovery of shoulder and elbow movements.
Neurosurgeons, pain specialists, and other physicians from the US and Asia consider morphological brain changes; how thalamic burst-firing in response to experimental pain stimuli and in patients with chronic neuropathic pain may be a carrier for pain-related signals; brain activity in patients with chronic neuropathic pain resulting from input deafferentation, brachial plexus avulsion, lateral thalamic vascular accident, and pain related to peripheral sources; surgical interventions; and thalamocortical abnormalities in spinal cord injury pain.
Combined nerve transfers for C5 and C6 brachial plexus avulsion injury.