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.
the surgical excision of a capsule, usually the capsule of a joint or of the lens of the eye.
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.
The removal of the anterior or posterior capsule in patients with cataracts.
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.
capsulectomyCosmetic surgery The operative removal of an entire capsule and implant–especially of the breast
capsulectomySurgical removal of a CAPSULE or part of a capsule.
excision of a capsule, especially a joint capsule or lens capsule.