cerclage

[sār-kläzh, sər-]

n.

The use of an encircling wire loop or ring to bring together the ends of an obliquely fractured bone or the fragments of a broken patella.tiring
The use of an encircling silicone band around the sclera of the eye to correct detachment of the retina.
The placement of a nonabsorbable suture around a functionally incompetent uterine cervix.

Nearby words

  1. cerberus,
  2. cercal,
  3. cercaria,
  4. cerci,
  5. cercis,
  6. cercocystis,
  7. cercopithecoid,
  8. cercus,
  9. cere,
  10. cerea flexibilitas


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