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truss

 [trus]
an elastic, canvas, or metallic device for retaining a reduced hernia within the abdominal cavity.

truss

(trŭs),
An appliance designed to prevent the return of a reduced hernia or the increase in size of a hernia; it consists of a pad attached to a belt and kept in place by a spring or straps.
[Fr. trousser, to tie up, to pack]

truss

(trus) an elastic, canvas, or metallic device for retaining a reduced hernia within the abdominal cavity.

truss

(trŭs)
n.
Medicine A supportive device, usually a pad with a belt, worn to prevent enlargement of a hernia or the return of a reduced hernia.
tr.v. trussed, trussing, trusses
To support or brace with a truss.

truss

Etymology: Fr, trousser, to pack up
an apparatus worn to prevent or retard the herniation of the intestines or other organ through an opening in the abdominal wall.

truss

(trŭs)
An appliance designed to prevent the return of a reduced hernia or the increase in size of an irreducible hernia; it consists of a pad attached to a belt and kept in place by a spring or straps.
[Fr. trousser, to tie up, to pack]

truss

A belt-like appliance with a pad that exerts pressure over the orifice of a HERNIA so as to prevent protrusion of the bowel. This is an unsatisfactory substitute for surgical repair.