Surgical Suffixes - Chapter 2

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-centesis

Meaning: Surgical Puncture

-clasis

Meaning: To Break; Surgical Fracture

-desis

Meaning: Binding, Fixation (Of A Bone or Joint)

-ectomy

Meaning: Excision, Removal

-lysis

Meaning: Seperation; Destruction; Loosening

-pexy

Meaning: Fixation (Of An Organ)

-plasty

Meaning: Surgical Repair

-rrhaphy

Meaning: Suture

-stomy

Meaning: Forming An Opening (Mouth)

-tome

Meaning: Instrument To Cut

-tomy

Meaning: Incision

-tripsy

Meaning: Crushing

-centesis

Word Analysis: arthr/o/centesis

Puncture of a joint space with a needle and the withdrawl of fluid

-clasis

Word Analysis: oste/o/clasis

Surgical fracture of a bone to correct a deformity

-desis

Word Analysis: arthr/o/desis

Binding together of a joint

-ectomy

Word Analysis: append/ectomy

Excision of the appendix

-lysis

Word Analysis: thromb/o/lysis

Destruction of a clot. Drug therapy is usually used to dissolve a blood clot

-pexy

Word Analysis: mast/o/pexy

Fixation of the breast(s). An elective surgery, is performed to affix sagging breasts in a more elevated position, commonly improving their shape.

-plasty

Word Analysis: rhin/o/plasty

Surgical repair of the nose. Plastic surgery to change the size or shape of the nose.

-rrhaphy

Word Analysis: my/o/rrhaphy

Suture of a muscle

-stomy

Word Analysis: trache/o/stomy

Forming an opening into a trachea

-tome

Word Analysis: oste/o/tome

Instrument to cut bone

-tomy

Word Analysis: trache/o/tomy

Incision (through the neck) into the trachea

-tripsy

Word Analysis: lith/o/tripsy

Crushing a stone

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