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capsulorrhaphy

Pronunciation: kap′sū-lōr′ă-fē

Definition: Repair of a tear or a surgical incision in any capsule; specifically, suture of a joint capsule in such a way to prevent recurring dislocation of the articulation.

[L. capsula, capsule, + rhaphē, suture]

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