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adjective acting, active, adequate, ample, applicable, at work, beneficial, capable, competent, effective, effectual, efficax, efficient, employed, fruitful, functional, functioning, helpful, in action, in effect, in force, in harness, in operation, in play, instrumental, on duty, operational, performing, potent, productive, successful, sufficient, useable, useful, valid, workable, working, yielding
See also: constructive, functional, ministerial, potent, practical, prevailing, procedural, valuable, viable

OPERATIVE. A workman; one employed to perform labor for another.
     2. This word is used in the bankrupt law of 19th August, 1841, s. 5, which directs that any person who shall have performed any labor as an operative in the service of any bankrupt shall be entitled to receive the full amount of wages due to him for such labor, not exceeding twenty-five dollars; provided that such labor shall have been performed within six months next before the bankruptcy of his employer.
     3. Under this act it has been decided that an apprentice who had done work beyond a task allotted to him by his master, commonly called overwork, under an agreement on the part of the master to pay for such work, was entitled as an operative. 1 Penn. Law Journ. 368. See 3 Rob. Adm. R. 237; 2 Cranch, 240 270.

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Due to the fact that the above mentioned surgical techniques are performed in very few hospitals in the northern province of Serbia (Vojvodina), the aim of this study was to describe different operative techniques for the MPFL reconstruction, point to their advantages and disadvantages, analyze our first short-term results, and compare them with others.
There was a difference in time, although not statistically significant, it took the athletes from group I and group III to resume training and it depended on the operative technique and graft type (it took the group III athletes the least time from surgery to their first training).
The operative technique was very much the same for each procedure.
Pozzo J, Jackson A: A rerouting operation for dislocation of peroneal tendons: operative technique and case report.
If confirmed, these findings may alter both operative technique and postoperative management in CABG, the investigators said (J.
Still we tried our best not to allow any major change in the operative technique, so as to keep such a bias to minimum in our study.
Although it has revolutionised the operative technique but brain shifting with cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) drainage and tumour debulking is a well-documented drawback.
Cardiomyotomy with dor patch through abdominal approach is a safe, easy and effective operative technique for treatment of achalasia cardia.
A multipuncture operative technique was used, including a 5-mm or 10-mm umbilical or supraumbilical trocar for introduction of the laparoscope, a 5- to 12-mm suprapubic port for extraction of tissue, two lateral ports in the lower abdomen for ancillary instrumentation, and a fifth trocar in the midabdomen for paraaortic procedures.
37-39) Although initial results from the arthroscopic procedures demonstrated significantly higher rates of recurrence, improvements in patient selection and operative technique have steadily decreased recurrence rates to match that of open procedures.
Donald Kucharzyk, one of the clinical evaluators, the new MASTERGRAFT Strip "provides the flexibility and ease of use that greatly simplifies my operative technique.
Four factors were identified on Principal component analysis - pre-operative preparation, operative technique, post-operative skills and safe delivery (Table-4).