reconstructive surgery

noun

Definition of reconstructive surgery 

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

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And most have been able to continue without suffering another knee injury after having reconstructive surgery -- which is what Tannehill had last year. Armando Salguero, miamiherald, "Miami Dolphins believe Ryan Tannehill as durable as before injuries," 22 May 2018 But there are slashes to faces requiring surgery and reconstructive surgery. Rebecca Boone, The Seattle Times, "Family friend says slain birthday girl was ‘mother’s shadow’," 3 July 2018 An 11-year-old Odessa, Mo., boy is undergoing a daylong session of reconstructive surgery Tuesday after being severely mauled in the face by a family dog. Matt Campbell, kansascity, "Boy severely bitten in face by dog has first of several reconstructive surgeries," 26 June 2018 Woods had reconstructive surgery on his left knee a week later. Doug Ferguson, chicagotribune.com, "Tiger Woods' last major win 10 years ago a testament to willpower," 8 June 2018 The dazzling rookie season punctuated by a ruptured knee and reconstructive surgery. Mike Jones, USA TODAY, "Clawing for his career, Robert Griffin III is back in overdrive as he starts with Ravens," 25 May 2018 But eight days after the Open, Woods had season-ending reconstructive surgery on his leg. Steve Dimeglio, USA TODAY, "Tiger Woods' last major triumph: An oral history of Tiger's win at the 2008 U.S. Open," 11 June 2018 Woods had reconstructive surgery on his left knee a week later. Doug Ferguson, chicagotribune.com, "Tiger Woods' last major win 10 years ago a testament to willpower," 8 June 2018 Services will include gastroenterology, orthopedic surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, podiatry, urology, sports health, hand surgery, gynecology and breast surgery. Ron Hurtibise, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Cleveland Clinic readies new $53 million Coral Springs Family Health Center," 13 July 2018

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1928, in the meaning defined above

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reconstructive surgery

noun

Medical Definition of reconstructive surgery 

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

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