surgical appliance

sur·gi·cal ap·pli·ance

a metal or plastic appliance frequently constructed before or during an operation and used to immobilize or support tissue during the postoperative phase to maintain an intraoperative correction.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

sur·gi·cal ap·pli·ance

(sŭrji-kăl ă-plīăns)
Metal or plastic appliance frequently constructed before or during an operation and used to immobilize or support tissue during postoperative period.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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