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cerclage cer·clage (sār-kläzh’, sər-)

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. Also called 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.


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