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Synonyms for limb

out on a limb

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one of the jointed appendages of an animal used for locomotion or grasping: arm

any of the main branches arising from the trunk or a bough of a tree

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(astronomy) the circumferential edge of the apparent disc of the sun or the moon or a planet

either of the two halves of a bow from handle to tip

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the graduated arc that is attached to an instrument for measuring angles

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any projection that is thought to resemble a human arm

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"A 3-D scannertakes about a minute-and-a-half to scan the person's residual limb," Myers explains.
However, I came to understand something that evening as I lay in bed with my residual limb throbbing.
In similar EV-A71 outbreaks in Colorado during 2003 and 2005, EV-A71 CNS infection was identified in 16 children (eight in each cluster); 11 children recovered fully, four had residual limb paralysis, and one child died (7).
The stability of the residual limb within the socket is an important consideration when determining the appropriate socket for a TF prosthesis user.
This study also found differential associations between psychological distress and postamputation pain: amputees showed higher values in depressive symptoms, avoidance, and intrusions if they suffered from either residual limb pain or residual limb pain and PLP but not if they suffered from PLP alone, indicating that chronic PLP might be different from other postamputation pain in terms of psychological distress.
Pitkin, "An animal model to evaluate skin-implant-bone integration and gait with a prosthesis directly attached to the residual limb," Clinical Biomechanics, vol.
Some of the other qualifying conditions besides the list above include AIDS/HIV, Fibrous Dysplasia, Glaucoma, Lupus, residual limb pain and more.
Assessment of the residual limb, previously identified as the stump (Gulanick & Myers, 2014), should include the most distal pulse, movement, sensation, and skin color and temperature with comparison to the unaffected limb.
The inability of surface adaption of the foot has significantly increased the load on the residual limb. Additionally, pressure ulcers and deep tissue injuries can occur as a result of significant pressure on a residual limb [32].
The physiological response to an increase in activity can include both vasodilation and sympathetic stimulation of the residual limb's sweat glands [10].
The interventional radiology team at Emory University treated 20 patients, with each person undergoing image-guided cryoablation of the nerve and scar tissue in the residual limb (the part of the body that remains after an amputation has been performed).
Currently available systems for limb amputee patients involve the fastening of a limb prosthesis to a molded socket that fits over the patient's residual limb, which must be replaced periodically over the course of a lifetime.