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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Many patients recovering from surgery cannot drive, Bettger points out, which means that an affordable in-home option could vastly improve postsurgical care. Garnet Henderson, Scientific American, "Virtual Physical Therapy Could Help Fill Gaps in Treating All Too Real Pain," 21 Aug. 2019 The postsurgical prescribing falloff seen in Michigan does not likely reflect a broader trend, especially where there is less emphasis on such guidelines. Juliet Appleby, Los Angeles Times, "Doctors can change opioid prescribing habits, but progress comes in small doses," 16 Aug. 2019 Privately, Armstrong’s two sons, Mark and Rick Armstrong, accused the hospital of flawed postsurgical treatment that ultimately killed their father, launching a two-year-long legal battle between the family and the medical institution. Fox News, "Neil Armstrong's family received $6 million in malpractice settlement 2 years after astronaut's death: report," 24 July 2019 Patients with nowhere to go remained in temporary postsurgical units for as long as 24 hours, prolonging their recovery. Melanie Evans, WSJ, "What Does Knee Surgery Cost? Few Know, and That’s a Problem," 21 Aug. 2018 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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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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