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cerclage

 [ser-klahzh´] (Fr.)
encircling of a part with a ring or loop, as for correction of an incompetent cervix uteri or fixation of the adjacent ends of a fractured bone.
 Cerclage of an incompetent cervix uteri, the inset showing the effect of the tightened suture.

cer·clage

(sair-klazh'),
1. Bringing into close opposition and binding together the ends of an obliquely fractured bone by a ring or by an encircling, tightly drawn wire loop.
2. Operation for retinal detachment in which the choroid and retinal pigment epithelium are brought in contact with the detached sensory retina by a band encircling the sclera posterior to the insertion of the ocular rectus muscles.
3. The placing of a nonabsorbable suture around an incompetent cervical os.
[Fr. an encircling, hooping, banding]

cerclage

/cer·clage/ (ser-klahzh´) [Fr.] encircling of a part with a ring or loop, as for correction of an incompetent cervix uteri or fixation of adjacent ends of a fractured bone.
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Cerclage of an incompetent cervix uteri, the inset showing the effect of the tightened suture.

cerclage

(sər-kläzh′)
n.
1. The placement of a nonabsorbable suture around the uterine cervix to treat premature dilation of the cervix during pregnancy.
2. The use of an encircling wire loop or ring to bring together the ends of an obliquely fractured bone or the fragments of a broken patella.
3. The use of an encircling silicone band around the sclera of the eye to correct detachment of the retina.

cerclage

[serklāzh′]
Etymology: Fr, cask hooping
1 an orthopedic procedure in which the ends of an oblique bone fracture or the chips of a broken patella are bound together with a wire loop or a metal band to hold them in position until healed.
2 a procedure in which a taut silicone band is applied around the sclera to restore contact between the retina and the choroid when the retina is detached.
3 an obstetric procedure in which a nonabsorbable suture is used for holding the cervix closed to prevent spontaneous abortion in a woman who has an incompetent cervix. The band is usually released when the pregnancy is at full term to allow labor to begin. See also incompetent cervix.
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Abdominal cerclage

cerclage

Surgery The operative encircling of a part, especially of an incompetent cervix, tightening it with sutures. See Cervical incompetence.

cer·clage

(ser-klazh')
1. Bringing into close opposition and binding together the ends of an obliquely fractured bone or the fragments of a broken patella by a ring or by an encircling, tightly drawn wire loop.
2. Operation for retinal detachment in which the choroid and retinal pigment epithelia are brought in contact with the detached sensory retina by a band encircling the sclera posterior.
3. The placing of a nonabsorbable suture around an incompetent cervical os.
Synonym(s): tiring.
[Fr. an encircling, hooping, banding]

cerclage

[Fr.] encircling of a part with a wire ring or loop, as for fixation of fragments in a fractured bone.

cable and crimp cerclage
multifilament cable secured with a crimp.
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Inclusion criteria including: (1) age of 18 years or old; (2) singleton gestation; (3) gestation between 15[sup]+0 to 29[sup]+6 weeks, which was estimated based on a reliable date for the last menstrual period or by ultrasound at 22 weeks of gestation or before; (4) a sonographic short cervix (≤25 mm), which need to be reviewed by another ultrasonic physician for quality assurance; (5) without signs or symptoms of preterm labor; and (6) received either cervical cerclage or vaginal progesterone therapy.
The cerclage cable is made out of Dyneema Purity Radiopaque fiber, the only radiopaque ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) medical fiber in the world.
Both of the fractures treated with open reduction and cerclage wiring were reduced without deformity and healed within the specified time period.
KEY WORDS: Patella fracture, Open reduction, Internal fixation, Tension band wiring, Cerclage wiring.
Cervical cerclage using the McDonald's technique was applied at 14 - 22 weeks of gestation under general anesthesia and later removed after 37 completed weeks or when the patient went into labor.
Cervical cerclage has been used widely in the management of pregnancies considered to be at high risk of pre-term delivery.
The procedure, referred to as laparoscopic cerclage, uses minimal invasive surgical techniques to enable the uterus to hold the baby throughout the full term, allowing mothers to add to their family.
While she was expecting Scott, her doctors had used a cervical cerclage (stitching) to help prevent another miscarriage.
6) Even though transvaginal ultrasound assessment of the cervix during pregnancy has been found to be useful in predicting preterm birth in some cases of suspected cervical weakness, (3) treatment of cervical incompetence with cervical cerclage may not actually result in improved perinatal survival.
The book may focus a little too heavily on incompetent cervix and cerclage -- the condition and means of management Whitehead experienced.