Definition of Transfixion

1. n. The act of transfixing, or the state of being transfixed, or pierced.



Definition of Transfixion

1. Noun. (surgery) (''in amputation'') passing the knife from side to side through tissue close to the bone and dividing muscles outward ¹

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Definition of Transfixion

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Medical Definition of Transfixion

1. A manoeuvre in amputation in which the knife is passed from side to side through the soft parts, close to the bone, and the muscles are then divided from within outward. Origin: L. Transfixio (see transfix) (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Transfixion

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1. Anomalies and curiosities of medicine by George Milbry Gould (1898)
"Complete penetration or transfixion of the thoracic cavity i- not necessarily fatal, ... Sewell e describes a case of transfixion of the chest in a youth of ..."

2. The Science and Art of Surgery: A Treatise on Surgical Injuries, Diseases by John Eric Erichsen (1884)
"transfixion. Flaps cut by high up as possible. The flap farthest from the vessels, as that on the outer side of the thigh or arm, should be cut first. ..."

3. Cyclopædia of the Diseases of Children: Medical and Surgical by John Marie Keating (1889)
"Localized cartilaginous deviations of the septum may be readily removed by means of the snare and transfixion-needle. Extensive deflections, osseous or ..."

4. A Treatise on the Diseases of the Breast and Mammary Region by Alfred Velpeau, Mitchell Henry (1856)
"F. Some surgeons, desirous rather of proceeding rapidly than well, have proposed to apply an operation by transfixion to tumours of the breast, ..."

5. Oxford Loose-leaf Surgery by F. F. Burghard, Allen Buckner Kanavel (1920)
"The only other disarticulation in this situation that requires mention is that by transfixion; in this operation the flaps are antero-posterior. FIG. 154. ..."

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