Cerclage Definition

sər-kläzh
noun
The placement of a nonabsorbable suture around the uterine cervix to treat premature dilation of the cervix during pregnancy.
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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.
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The use of an encircling silicone band around the sclera of the eye to correct detachment of the retina.
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Origin of Cerclage

  • French encirclement from cercler to encircle from Old French from cercle circle circle

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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