reconstructive surgery


Definition of reconstructive surgery

: surgery to restore function or normal appearance by reconstructing defective organs or parts

Examples of reconstructive surgery in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That August, a knee injury that required reconstructive surgery kept Hendrickson from the World Cup circuit and called into question her chances of competing at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi — the first to offer women’s ski jumping as an Olympic sport. Julie Jag, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Last flight for ski jumping pioneer Sarah Hendrickson of Park City," 26 Mar. 2021 Chim also found that performing liposuctions is beyond the scope of Walker’s specialty in urogynecology, which focuses on female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. Monivette Cordeiro,, "Orlando doctor facing federal charges banned from performing liposuction after patient death," 31 Mar. 2021 The Bengals starting quarterback had left knee reconstructive surgery on Dec. 2, in Los Angeles. Tyler Dragon, The Enquirer, "Bengals coach Zac Taylor: Joe Burrow's rehab is 'on pace' as free agency nears," 11 Mar. 2021 The 21-year-old shortstop will have reconstructive surgery after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, the team announced Wednesday. Phil Miller, Star Tribune, "Twins top prospect Royce Lewis will have reconstructive knee surgery," 24 Feb. 2021 The same shoulder, remember, required reconstructive surgery that ultimately helped influence the Chargers into going forward with Philip Rivers in 2006. Tom Krasovic, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: Drew Brees may be down — but count Saints QB out at your peril," 16 Nov. 2020 Her lawsuit claims the SUV ran over her right hand, requiring reconstructive surgery. Kris Van Cleave, CBS News, "Lawsuits blame Range Rover gear shifter for deadly rollaway," 21 Dec. 2020 That changed again when Burrow was lost for the season with a torn ACL and MCL in his left knee that required reconstructive surgery. David Moore, Dallas News, "Cowboys’ low-stakes trip to Cincinnati still carries plenty of meaning, emotions for Andy Dalton," 11 Dec. 2020 But Gurley, who underwent major reconstructive surgery on his left knee in 2014 while playing in college at Georgia, suffered the same injury in late 2018. Emmanuel Morgan Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Todd Gurley finally gets to play in the stadium he ‘helped create’," 9 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of reconstructive surgery

1928, in the meaning defined above

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“Reconstructive surgery.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 May. 2021.

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Medical Definition of reconstructive surgery

: surgery to restore function or normal appearance by remaking defective organs or parts

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