capsulorrhaphy

[ kăp′sə-lôrə-fē ]

n.

Suture of a tear in a capsule, especially of a joint capsule to prevent recurring dislocation.

Nearby words

  1. cholangiotomy,
  2. cholangitis,
  3. cholanopoiesis,
  4. cholate,
  5. chole-,
  6. cholecyst,
  7. cholecystagogic,
  8. cholecystagogue,
  9. cholecystectasia,
  10. cholecystectomy


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