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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Though there are numerous operative techniques reported in the past, but on a whole methods of surgical treatment can be summarised as below.
Robert Kugel, a surgeon in Olympia, Wash., developed the patch and the operative technique. In Dr.
(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.
Over the past 2 years, there has been an enormous increase in the popularity of the new operative technique of laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
It is valid and safe in our local population and promotes less morbidity and mortality in comparison with conventional operative technique.
Although it has revolutionised the operative technique but brain shifting with cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) drainage and tumour debulking is a well-documented drawback.5
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.
Four factors were identified on Principal component analysis - pre-operative preparation, operative technique, post-operative skills and safe delivery (Table-4).
The operative technique for a vaginal repair begins with dilation of the fistula, then passage of a Foley catheter through the fistula, and putting traction on the Foley catheter.
Cardiomyotomy with dor patch through abdominal approach is a safe, easy and effective operative technique for treatment of achalasia cardia.
They emphasize surgical epidemiology, operative technique, and disease pathophysiology.
Atlas of Microvascular Surgery: Anatomy and Operative Technique. 2nd ed.