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atraumatic

adjective atrau·mat·ic \ (ˈ)ā-trə-ˈmat-ik, trȯ-, trau̇- \

medical Definition of atraumatic

1 : designed to minimize tissue damage : not causing injury or trauma
  • atraumatic sutures
  • atraumatic grasping forceps
  • The ultrasonic aspirator, which combines a vibrating head with suction to remove tissue, has made atraumatic removal of tumors from cranial nerves and important cortical areas possible.
  • —Peter M. BlackThe New England Journal of Medicine23 May 1991
2 : not resulting from injury or trauma
  • Based on her very low bone mass measurements, history of atraumatic fractures, and multiple other risk factors, she is at great risk for future fractures.
  • —Susan L. GreenspanThe Journal of the American Medical Association28 Apr. 1999
  • But these tears can occur without an acute injury, and we have found such atraumatic rotator cuff injuries increase … with advancing age …
  • —Riley J. Williams, in Food & Fitness AdvisorJuly 2005

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