reconstructive surgery


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re·con·struc·tive sur·ger·y

referring to procedures whose goal is intended to restore form and function in structures deformed or damaged by disease, congenital anomaly, tumor, trauma, or infection.

reconstructive surgery

reconstructive surgery

Reconstruction Surgery A procedure that attempts to restore a tissue as closely as possible to its original state. See Cosmetic surgery, Corrective surgery. Cf Mutilating surgery.

plas·tic sur·ge·ry

(plas'tik sŭr'jĕr-ē)
The surgical specialty or procedure concerned with the restoration, construction, reconstruction, or improvement in the shape and appearance of body structures that are missing, defective, damaged, or misshapen.

reconstructive surgery,

n surgery to rebuild a structure for functional or esthetic reasons.

reconstructive surgery

surgery to rebuild damaged or lost structure, e.g. rectovaginal fistula.
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She suffered nasty injuries, nasty injuries that required reconstructive surgery.
The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education recognized female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery as a subspecialty nearly two years ago, as it is an increasing area that needs specialized training and care.
He called upon the provincial government of KP to take measures and help construction of Trauma Burn and Reconstructive Surgery Unit at Hayatabad Medical Complex before June 30.
Lots 1-3 provision of breast prostheses and equipment for plastic and reconstructive surgery.
The combination of the cohesive silicone gel and the teardrop shape work together to offer a very natural result following reconstructive surgery, even without the aid that an extra cushion of existing tissue would offer to cover the implants further.
assistant professor of plastic and reconstructive surgery; Patrick Byrne, MD, associate professor of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery; and Gerald Brandacher, MD, visiting associate professor of plastic and reconstructive surgery.
director of the WVU Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship Program, said.
Lowder and his associates hypothesized that reconstructive surgery would improve body image scores.
Mr Park said: "We are offering reconstructive to all eligible patients and around 15 per cent of all our patients have immediate reconstructive surgery.
Plus, your general surgeon, oncologist and plastic surgeon should make a joint decision with you on whether immediate breast reconstructive surgery is appropriate given your medical history.
The company's investigational therapies target cardiovascular disease, spine and orthopedic conditions, gastrointestinal disorders and new approaches for aesthetic and reconstructive surgery.
A When to have reconstructive surgery depends on your own situation.