reconstructive surgery

noun

Definition of reconstructive surgery

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

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Kureck and his partner, Doug Jones, dug in, not for a simple nip and tuck but full-on reconstructive surgery. Robert Ruffino, House Beautiful, "Everything In This Gorgeous Beach House Is Waterproof," 28 June 2019 Of course, there were also lows: In 2015, Rita was diagnosed with breast cancer and went through a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery. Kelly O'sullivan, Country Living, "Tom Hanks and Wife Rita Wilson's Real-Life Love Story Is Better Than Any Rom-Com," 21 June 2019 Cueto had elbow reconstructive surgery last August. Jose M. Romero, The Seattle Times, "Sandoval, Belt homer in Giants’ win over D’backs," 18 May 2019 Payton suffered fractures in her arms, elbow and shoulder and is set to undergo facial reconstructive surgery. Alexandria Hein, Fox News, "Michigan girl's organs help save 6 others after fatal ATV accident," 21 Sep. 2018 Medical innovations directly from the war included: facial reconstructive surgery and new types of prosthetics, neurosurgery for head wounds, still used today, and Carrel-Dakin solution (still used today for wounds). Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Five Innovations to Emerge From the First World War," 11 Nov. 2018 But a gruesome knee injury in his first professional season suffered while sliding into home led to major reconstructive surgery on his right knee. Ryan Divish, The Seattle Times, "Mariners’ top prospect Kyle Lewis promoted to Class AA Arkansas to replace injured Braden Bishop," 23 July 2018 To understand Winkler’s elbow injuries is to understand the structure of the human elbow, its modern reconstructions and the dangers of the reconstructive surgery. Gabriel Baumgaertner, SI.com, "With Violent Elbow Injuries Behind Him, Braves Reliever Dan Winkler Is Pitching Like an All-Star," 4 July 2018 Pictures of real people and their stories (Stephanie, from Kenya, is a 12-year-old who wants to grow up to be a writer but needs reconstructive surgery) are posted beside Kickstarter-style numbers (20 percent funded, $1,195 to go). Kevin Conley, Town & Country, "A Farewell to Alms," 27 May 2014

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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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