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postoperative Syllabification: post·op·er·a·tive
Pronunciation: /ˌpōstˈäpərədiv/

Definition of postoperative in English:

adjective

During, relating to, or denoting the period following a surgical operation: postoperative care
More example sentences
  • Adjuvant post-operative radiation therapy was administered because resection margins were positive.
  • Treatment should be continued throughout the period of post-operative care until the risk of deep vein thrombosis has diminished.
  • They can be operated on, but it's off to the theatre and a general anaesthetic and a painful post-operative period.

Derivatives

postoperatively

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Pronunciation: /ˌpōstˈäpərədivlē/
adverb
Example sentences
  • No patient was treated with ultrasound or electrical stimulation postoperatively.
  • All patients were immobilized in a below-the-knee cast with the ankle in the neutral position for 4 weeks postoperatively.
  • With an adjustable implant, the pocket can be stretched postoperatively, resulting in a more natural look.

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