reconstructive surgery


Definition of reconstructive surgery

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

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Recent Examples on the Web Goodrich served as director of the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Montefiore and was a professor of neurological surgery in pediatric, plastic and reconstructive surgery at Einstein, a top medical school and research institution. Nancy Cutler, USA TODAY, "Famed neurosurgeon Dr. James Goodrich, who separated conjoined twins, dies from coronavirus," 31 Mar. 2020 The majority of those waiting to leave are women and children who have brain tumors or aggressive forms of cancer, or who need organ transplants or reconstructive surgery, the World Health Organization said. Declan Walsh,, "Mercy flight leaves Yemen capital, cracking a 3-year blockade," 3 Feb. 2020 McFadden's injuries will require reconstructive surgeries to return his skin to normal, Stewart said. Janelle Griffith, NBC News, "Georgia district won't pay for surgeries for student burned in chemistry demo, his attorney says," 25 Jan. 2020 Fortunately, Ripa’s reconstructive surgery allows her to still wear sparkly ear candy. Maria Yagoda,, "22 Stars Who've Opened Up About Plastic Surgery," 11 Dec. 2019 Goodall, who is scheduled for reconstructive surgery in April, will continue on to the All-State championships next weekend back in Methuen. Michael Mcmahon,, "Chelmsford’s Evan Goodall has three torn knee ligaments, and one state title," 22 Feb. 2020 Most were women and children with advanced cancer and brain tumors; others needed organ transplants or reconstructive surgeries, the organization said. Washington Post, "World Digest: Feb. 3, 2020," 3 Feb. 2020 He was injured in combat 11 years ago, and after a series of reconstructive surgeries, decided to amputate his foot to maximize his function. STAT, "Surgeons test-drive the amputation of the future with a mail-order limb, rerouted nerve, and prosthetic hand that grips like the real thing," 12 Dec. 2019 Luckily, Ripa’s reconstructive surgery allows her to still wear sparkly ear candy. Katie Intner,, "Kelly Ripa Explains Why She Had to Get Her Earlobes Surgically Fixed: 'I Had Hanging Gauges'," 10 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of reconstructive surgery

1928, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of reconstructive surgery was in 1928

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30 Apr 2020

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“Reconstructive surgery.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jun. 2020.

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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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