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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