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    Diagnose

    Hi everybody!

    I need help =)

    I'm translating a diagnose (Disclocated clavicle fracture )that was drafted by a norwegian doctor. I have difficulty in translating the following:

    "It is not to be operated here. He has good feeling and function distal to the fracture".

    What does it mean? "and function distal to the fracture"."

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    Re: Diagnose

    I am not a teacher.

    The word is diagnosis. Diagnose is a verb.

    'Function distal to the fracture' probably means that the area farthest from the fracture is still in working order.

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    Re: Diagnose

    Thank you very much. I put this word "Diagnose" to underline the difficulty of the translation by norwegians. Too many mistakes. Sorry if you got me wrong.

    "the area farthest from the fracture is still in working order". Does it mean: the fracture does not "does not significantly impact quality of life"?
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 30-Nov-2015 at 19:42. Reason: Deleting unnecessary quote.

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    Re: Diagnose

    Does it mean: "does not significantly impact mobility"?
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 30-Nov-2015 at 19:42. Reason: Deleting quote.

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    Re: Diagnose

    I am not a teacher.

    It doesn't necessarily mean that, but that is probably a good interpretation of the original.

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    Re: Diagnose

    "Good feeling and function" means that neither the sensory nor the motor nerves have been injured. If they had been, it might require an operation.
    "Distal" means away from the midline, or "away from". "Distal to the fracture" means down the arm. The opposite is "proximal".
    It doesn't really mean the distance. If you fracture your wrist, the area distal to the fracture is the hand. The shoulder on that side is obviously further from the fracture, but is also proximal to the fracture.

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