atraumatic

adjective

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
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
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

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“Atraumatic.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/atraumatic. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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