16th October 2019


What is a surgical fixation?

Fixation in orthopedics is the process by which an injury is rendered immobile. This may be accomplished by internal fixation, using intramedullary rod, Kirschner wire or dynamic compression plate; or by external fixation, using a spanning external fixator, Taylor Spatial Frame or Ilizarov apparatus.

Similarly, it is asked, what is the meaning of Centesis?

1. centesis - (surgery) the act of puncturing a body cavity or organ with a hollow needle in order to draw out fluid. puncture - the act of puncturing or perforating. abdominocentesis, paracentesis - centesis of the belly to remove fluid for diagnosis.

Which suffix means surgical fixation?

The suffix -plasty means “surgical repair.” The rule of thumb to remember here is when you hear or see -plasty think of the plastic surgeon, because, in most cases, -plasty surgical procedures are performed by the plastic surgeon. A term associated with this suffix is mammoplasty.

What is a suffix in medical terminology?

The prefix "a-" comes from the Greek meaning "not." ab-: Prefix from the Latin meaning "from, away from, off" as in abduction (movement of a limb away from the midline of the body), ablate (carry or cut away), abnormal (away from normal), absorb (to suck away).