medical Definition of capsular contracture
- It is important, however, not to ignore the presence of osteophytes or capsular contractures since simply removing the loose bodies does not help patients with these diagnoses.
- —Champ L. Baker, Jr. and Grant L. Jones, The American Journal of Sports Medicine, March 1999
- As we now know, within two to four years of receiving a silicone implant, nearly 70 percent of patients suffer capsular contracture, a hardening of the scar tissue around the implant, which squeezes the implant into a hard disk.
- —Ms., March/April 1996
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