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Definition of the noun Microtrauma

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  1. [medicine] Any small, insignificant injury, but especially one of a series (such as suffered by athletes) that can lead to major injury


Microtrauma is the general term given to small injuries to the body.

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Google previewManagement of Temporomandibular Disorders and Occlusion - E-Book (2014)

by Jeffrey P. Okeson

Microtrauma. Microtrauma refers to any small force that is repeatedly applied to the joint structures over a long period of time. As discussed in Chapter 1, the dense ...

Google previewPractical Guide to Musculoskeletal Disorders (2002)

Diagnosis and Rehabilitation by Ralph M. Buschbacher

Repetitive microtrauma is an overuse cycle in which tissue repair is outpaced by recurring injury. The tissue becomes chronically engaged in the inflammatory stage of healing. Inflammation alone can weaken connective tissues by up to 50 % ...

Google previewThe Shoulder in Sport (2007)

Management, Rehabilitation and Prevention by Andrea Fusco, Andrea Foglia, Frank Musarra

A macrotrauma is a lesion deriving from a specific traumatic event, while a microtrauma is a lesion resulting from repeated tissue stress, characterized by the gradual onset of the symptoms. If the principal cause of the damage is an acute ...

Google previewSports Injuries in Children and Adolescents (2011)

by Apostolos H. Karantanas

A similar injury, the boxer's knuckle secondary to repetitive microtrauma is a tear of sagittal bands of the extensor tendon in the absence of subluxation or dislocation of the extensor tendon. (d) Avulsion of the flexor digitorium profundus (FDP) ...

Google previewCode to Joy (2012)

The Four-Step Solution to Unlocking Your Natural State of Happiness by George Pratt, Peter Lambrou, John David Mann

A microtrauma is an event or experience that would seem from all outward appearances to be not a very big deal, and certainly not devastating. In fact, it may be so mild that you think you've completely put it behind you. But you haven't . It stays ...

Google previewNerve and Vascular Injuries in Sports Medicine (2009)

by Venu Akuthota, Stanley A. Herring

85–88 Repetitive microtrauma is a common cause of injury to this nerve, especially when sports-related. It is thought to occur owing to ...

Google previewConcise Dictionary of Modern Medicine (2010)

by Joseph Segen

microtrauma. Orthopedics Small, usually unnoticed injuries caused by repetitive overuse. See Overuse syndrome. microvascular. decompression. Corridor procedure Neurosurgery A procedure for cranial rhizopathies, to decreased pressure ...

Google previewFood & Fitness: A Dictionary of Diet & Exercise (2017)

by Michael Kent

microtrauma A microscopic injury, usually affecting connective tissue (e.g. bone).

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine: An IOC Medical Commission Publication, Strength and Power in Sport (2008)

by Paavo Komi

and occurs as a result of adaptive microtrauma injury to the muscle tissue which causes the infiltration of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Molecular Mechanisms of Disease (2009)

With 213 Tables by Florian Lang

A full or partial thickness tear in the tendon may occur as a result of overuse from repetitive microtrauma. While many tennis elbow specimens show degenerative changes the primary cause is essentially microtrauma [4]. Diagnostic Principles ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Sports Medicine (2010)

by Lyle J. Micheli, M.D.

Elbow OCD does not usually result from a single injury but is thought to be an overuse syndrome occurring from repetitive microtrauma to the capitellum. Anatomy The elbow joint is the space between the humerus and the two forearm bones: ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine: An IOC Medical Commission Publication, The Young Athlete (2008)

by Helge Hebestreit, Oded Bar-Or

Chronic overuse or repetitive microtrauma in the pediatric and adolescent athlete or dancer has been described as etiology of injury at the tendon insertion of the 1987; Micheli & Feghlandt 1996). Injury to the tendonitis secondary traction ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Elder Care (2007)

The Comprehensive Resource on Geriatric and Social Care, Second Edition by Eugenia L. Siegler, MD, FACP, Elizabeth Capezuti, PhD, RN, FAAN, Mathy Mezey, EdD, RN, FAAN

The condition is painless and may be related to repetitive microtrauma. Hip- flexion contracture—ambulating with the upper torso tipped forward—is more likely the result of prolonged or restrained sitting than an age-related change. Heel-cord ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Theory in Counseling and Psychotherapy (2015)

by Edward S. Neukrug

in balance and overall health, including pain reduction, emotional changes, and improvement of biomechanical problems, such as back pain, gait dysfunction , and repetitive stress microtrauma injuries (e.g., carpal tunnel syndrome, etc.).

Google previewEncyclopedia of Dairy Sciences (2011)

flooring type where lactating cows walked (more common on slatted floors or grooved concrete, suggesting microtrauma), parity (more common in firstparity animals), use of a hoof trimmer who also trimmed hooves on other farms, and lack ...

Google previewMosby's Pocket Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions - E-Book (2013)

by Mosby

microtrauma /-tr6'ma/, a very slight injury or lesion. microtuboplasty, the surgical repair of an occluded fallopian tube, performed ...

Google previewOxford Dictionary of Sports Science and Medicine (2006)

by Michael Kent

A symptomatic *tendon degeneration due to ageing, accumulated microtrauma, or both; it is subclassified into microscopical failures, central * necrosis and ...

Google previewDictionary of Rheumatology (2015)

by Jozef Rovenský, Juraj Payer, Manfred Herold

Haemophilic arthropathy This can occur following repeated bleeding into the joint after microtrauma or spontaneously in patients with haemophilia, a group of related inherited bleeding disorders. Recurrent protracted bleeding can result in ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Medical Decision Making (2009)

by Michael W. Kattan

patients without disease A + B + C + D Total number of patients in the study vibrations experienced by school-age children while skipping rope cause microtrauma to the brain, which could increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease in old age.

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