post·​sur·​gi·​cal | \ ˌpōs(t)-ˈsər-ji-kəl How to pronounce postsurgical (audio) \

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postsurgically \ ˌpōs(t)-​ˈsər-​ji-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce postsurgically (audio) \ adverb

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Medicare restricts reimbursement for postsurgical nonopioids. WSJ, "Feds Must Change the Law About Opioid Alternatives," 7 June 2018 In surgical units, patients often are encouraged to move as soon as possible and progress is tracked to assess postsurgical recovery and prevent aliments such as blood clots. WSJ, "Hospitals Increasingly Tell Patients to Get Up and Move," 12 Sep. 2017 Since then Manorcare has struggled to keep up on $500 million in annual rent payments as demand for postsurgical care and rehabilitation has declined. Soma Biswas, WSJ, "HCR Manorcare Lines Up New Financing From Centerbridge Partners," 18 July 2017 Kimmel said after showing a smiling, postsurgical picture of son Billy. Christie D'zurilla,, "Did You Hear ...? Jimmy Kimmel tears up, BET gets sued and more from the week in entertainment," 6 May 2017

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First Known Use of postsurgical

1923, in the meaning defined above

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post·​sur·​gi·​cal | \ -ˈsər-ji-kəl How to pronounce postsurgical (audio) \

Medical Definition of postsurgical

: postoperative postsurgical swelling a postsurgical patient

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