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truss

 [trus]
an elastic, canvas, or metallic device for retaining a reduced hernia within the abdominal cavity.

truss

(trŭs),
An appliance designed to prevent the return of a reduced hernia or the increase in size of a hernia; it consists of a pad attached to a belt and kept in place by a spring or straps.
[Fr. trousser, to tie up, to pack]

truss

(trŭs)
n.
Medicine A supportive device, usually a pad with a belt, worn to prevent enlargement of a hernia or the return of a reduced hernia.
tr.v. trussed, trussing, trusses
To support or brace with a truss.

truss

(trŭs)
An appliance designed to prevent the return of a reduced hernia or the increase in size of an irreducible hernia; it consists of a pad attached to a belt and kept in place by a spring or straps.
[Fr. trousser, to tie up, to pack]

truss

A belt-like appliance with a pad that exerts pressure over the orifice of a HERNIA so as to prevent protrusion of the bowel. This is an unsatisfactory substitute for surgical repair.