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. Black, The New England Journal of Medicine, 23 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. Greenspan, The Journal of the American Medical Association, 28 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 Advisor, July 2005

Learn More about atraumatic

Share atraumatic

Dictionary Entries near atraumatic

ATPase

ATP synthase

atracurium

atraumatic

atresia

atresic

atretic

Comments on atraumatic

What made you want to look up atraumatic? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a magnificent or impressive array

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Food Quiz

How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!