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Definition of "reconstructive" []

  • Relating to or characterized by reconstruction. (adjective)
  • Serving to rebuild, restore, or correct the appearance and function of defective, damaged, or misshaped body structures or parts: reconstructive surgery. (adjective)
  • Reconstructive surgery involves rebuilding a part of someone's body because it has been badly damaged, or because the person wants to change its shape (noun)

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Use "reconstructive" in a sentence
  • "The Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is a world leader in reconstructive surgery of hearts with complex disorders and a pioneer in developing innovative surgical techniques, such as improvements in heart-lung bypass and minimally invasive cardiac surgery."
  • "The Cardiac Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is a world leader in reconstructive heart surgery, heart catheterization, specialized anesthesia and nursing for children and young adults with heart disease."
  • "For the qualified candidate with a career interest in reconstructive and cosmetic oculoplastic surgery, this program offers a blend of supervised and independent activities."