capsulorrhaphy

capsulorrhaphy

 [kap″su-lor´ah-fe]
suture of a joint capsule.

cap·su·lor·rha·phy

(kap'sū-lōr'ă-fē),
Repair of a tear or a surgical incision in any capsule; specifically, suture of a joint capsule in such a way to prevent recurring dislocation of the articulation.
[L. capsula, capsule, + rhaphē, suture]

capsulorrhaphy

(kăp′sə-lôr′ə-fē)
n.
Suture of a tear in a capsule, especially of a joint capsule.

capsulorrhaphy

The tightening of a torn joint capsule by suturing or, in the case of joint hyperlaxity, by thermal shrinking with a laser to prevent recurring joint dislocation, which is of particular use for shoulder joint instability.

cap·su·lor·rha·phy

(kap'sū-lōr'ă-fē)
Suture of a tear in any capsule; specifically, suture of a joint capsule to prevent recurring dislocation of the joint.
[L. capsula, capsule, + G. Frhaphē, suture]
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(46) reported adductor pollicis advancement to a location 1 cm distal to the MCP articulation with capsulorrhaphy. Modifying Neviaser's technique, McCue et al.
A capsulorrhaphy was performed using suture apposition with a simple interrupted pattern and 2-0 nylon.
They report successful treatment with thermal capsulorrhaphy at 1.5-year follow-up.
Effect of selective capsulorrhaphy on the passive range of motion of the glenohumeral joint.
All patients across the various studies were also treated with a capsulorrhaphy.
Biomechanics of shoulder capsulorrhaphy procedures.J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2005;14(1 suppl 5):125-185.
Arthroscopy is also covered for subacromial decompression and acromioclavicular joint resection, thermal capsulorrhaphy, and other procedures.
(28.) Phillipon MJ: The role of arthroscopic thermal capsulorrhaphy in the hip.
The third procedure, capsular reefing (sometimes called capsulorrhaphy), simply tightens the ligaments that hold the hip in the socket.
He had undergone arthroscopic superior labral anterior to posterior (SLAP) repair with anterior capsulorrhaphy in 2013.