capsulectomy

cap·sul·ec·to·my

(kap'sū-lek'tō-mē),
Removal of a capsule; usually refers to the smooth scar that forms around a biocompatible implant.

capsulectomy

/cap·su·lec·to·my/ (kap″su-lek´tah-me) excision of a capsule, especially a joint capsule or lens capsule.

capsulectomy

[kap′səlek′təmē]
the surgical excision of a capsule, usually the capsule of a joint or of the lens of the eye.

capsulectomy

Cosmetic surgery
As commonly used, the surgical removal of a breast implant (or any capsular implant) and the reactive fibrous tissue that develops around it, which may contract and put pressure on the implant.

Ophthalmology
The removal of the anterior or posterior capsule in patients with cataracts.

Orthopaedics
The stripping of the chondral surface of a joint in the case of flexion contractions of the elbow, hand and other joints, which may be of use in patients with osteoarthritis (degenerative joint disease) and rheumatoid arthritis.

capsulectomy

Cosmetic surgery The operative removal of an entire capsule and implant–especially of the breast

capsulectomy

Surgical removal of a CAPSULE or part of a capsule.

capsulectomy 

The surgical removal of the capsule of the crystalline lens. In extracapsular cataract extraction only the anterior portion of the capsule is removed. See capsulorhexis; capsulotomy.

capsulectomy

excision of a capsule, especially a joint capsule or lens capsule.
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In the two previously reported cases of hip dislocation following arthroscopy, both Ranawat and coworkers (2009) and Matsuda (2009) acknowledged the role that anterior capsulotomy and capsulectomy played in the development of anterior instability.
If an envelope capsulotomy had been performed, the capsulectomy was completed.
The surgical procedures that patients underwent included 3 excisional biopsies, 2 needle-core biopsies, and 1 capsulectomy.
A vitrectomy may also be required and in some cases a total capsulectomy and removal of the IOL may be necessary to completely remove the infection.
Despite performing capsulectomy and removal of the presumed interposed capsule, reduction could not be attained.
Tumescent technique as an adjunct to breast implant removal and capsulectomy.
Young says capsulectomy should accompany implant removal when:
A few weeks after the conclusion of the event, Selter will undergo a full Capsulectomy.
The aim of anterior capsulectomy or capsulorrhexis (rhexis) is to create a continuous central and curvilinear opening in the anterior lens capsule.
A circumferential hip capsulotomy or capsulectomy is required to adequately mobilize the proximal femur.
Judicious use of retractors during synovectomy or capsulectomy can reduce the incidence of nerve injury.