reconstructive surgery

noun

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 While in Saigon, McNally volunteered to perform reconstructive surgery at a hospital, treating numerous South Vietnamese children who had been injured or disfigured by the war. Bob Goldsborough, Chicago Tribune, 3 Aug. 2022 The Doe case began when AHCCCS refused to cover a male chest reconstructive surgery for Doe and another teen, identified as D.H., who were assigned female at birth, according to court documents. Camila Pedrosa, The Arizona Republic, 15 Mar. 2022 Stan plays Edward, an outcast who undergoes major facial reconstructive surgery and then becomes obsessed with the actor who portrays him in a play based on his old life. Nick Romano, EW.com, 27 July 2022 Stan plays a man who undergoes facial reconstructive surgery, only to become obsessed with an actor starring as him in a play based on his life. Zack Sharf, Variety, 27 July 2022 The victim had to have reconstructive surgery on his nose and is now blind in one eye, Jackson said. Carol Robinson | Crobinson@al.com, al, 15 June 2022 Cut scene, Lemieux cross checks Kris Draper into the boards in Game 6 of the 1996 West finals, busting open his lip and bashing his face in, which required reconstructive surgery. Tony Garcia, Detroit Free Press, 27 May 2022 Witt will require reconstructive surgery and miss the remainder of the 2022 season. Nick Moyle, San Antonio Express-News, 10 Mar. 2022 The results of the woman’s reconstructive surgery were announced by 3DBio in a news release. New York Times, 2 June 2022 See More

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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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“Reconstructive surgery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reconstructive%20surgery. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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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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