(Of a medical or surgical procedure) causing minimal tissue injury.
- Although it is a relatively atraumatic procedure, various histologic alterations have been observed in various tissues.
- The need for medical interventions was also reduced with atraumatic needles: one intervention was avoided for every three patients undergoing lumbar puncture
- New laparoscopic instruments, such as the ultrasonic dissector and atraumatic grasper, may make minimally invasive procedures feasible for more patients.
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