Chondroplasty

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Chondroplasty refers to surgery of the cartilage, the most common being corrective surgery of the cartilage of the knee.

Surgery known as thyroid chondroplasty (or trachea shave) is used to reduce the visibility of the Adam's Apple in transsexual women.

Adjectives[edit]

Chondroplastic — pertaining to plastic operations on cartilage.


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Nouns[edit]

Chondrotome — An instrument for cutting the cartilage.

Chondrotomy — the dissection or surgical division of cartilage.

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