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Torn; rent; having a ragged edge.
[L. lacero, pp. -atus, to tear to pieces]


/lac·er·at·ed/ (las´er-āt″ed) torn; mangled; wounded by a jagged instrument.


Torn; rent; having a ragged edge.
[L. lacero, pp. -atus, to tear to pieces]


(las′ĕ-rāt″) [L. lacerare, to tear]
To tear, as into irregular segments. lacerable (las′ĕ-ră-bĕl), adjective; lacerated (las′ĕ-rāt″ĕd), adjective

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Q. I am scheduled for scope surgery for a torn meniscus on my knee and what is the duration for recovery? Has anyone had this surgery for a torn meniscus? How did you deal with this recovery?

A. The recovery process is individual, and you cannot predict it in advance. I know someone who has done it and was able to go back to exercising regularly after 2 months. I would think the recovery from the surgery itself is a matter of few weeks until you can walk properly, however you should still give your knee a break and rest for a while after.

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Abrasion and lacerated wounds were present mainly on the upper limbs and head respectively in all the cases.
The lacerated image of our world, which has begun the new millennium with the spectre of terrorism and the tragedy of war, invites Christians more than ever to live the Eucharist as a great school of peace," he writes.
His payoff on this was a cracked pelvis, severe concussion and a lacerated face.
He received a bruised, lacerated wound on his left dorsal antebrachium, which he quickly wiped with paper.
Of the 130 women with episiotomy scars, 62 lacerated during their second delivery.
Each night she drew near Bandaged feet painted mouth To blow gently on my eyebrows And wake me without frightening me Bittersweet virtue With smooth waist encircle With a magic cord that above all Must not be untied And during the embrace my hands My teeth my sex were dying Of not being able to solve this mystery Nor even realize that there was one She went away before morning Her back lacerated her sides bleeding On quiet steps without smiling And left me with the drops Of an ointment that fell from her cord On the edge of the soiled bed where I could hear The rising sun heavy with questions.
The injured man suffered a shattered pelvis, bruised brain, a lacerated liver and broken ribs.
About 20 pints of blood was used in treating Duffy's lacerated liver.
Each year dozens of people are treated for various injuries ranging from broken limbs through exhaustion to lacerated feet as many pilgrims choose to make the climb in their bare feet.
A lacerated kidney meant 12 weeks on the sidelines but Andrew, Wilkinson's former Newcastle boss and the current Rugby Football Union elite rugby director, has never doubted his sense of determination.
Central to Ashton's planned renaissance is 2003 World Cup final match-winner Jonny Wilkinson, who will make his first start for club or country on Saturday after 12 weeks out due to a lacerated kidney.