e. Other Procedures.
Cauterization (destruction of tissue with heat, electricity, or chemical
Cauterization of cut blood vessels to seal them off and prevent further
Fulguration (destruction of tissue with high-frequency electric sparks).
Destruction of a lesion (such as ulcerated tissue) of the head, neck,
trunk, or the extremities by fulguration.
Cyclodiathermy--destruction of a portion of the ciliary body of the eye by
diathermy; may be performed in the treatment of glaucoma (condition of
the eye characterized by increased intraocular pressure).
(4) Debridement (removal of contamination, contaminated tissue, and
Debridement--of a wound of the head, neck, trunk, or limbs.
2-10. SUTURING PROCEDURES
a. Discussion. Suturing operations are those in which tissue is approximated
(brought together) and stitched using suture material (such as silk suture, surgical gut
suture, wire suture, and so forth).
b. Suffix. The suffix used to denote suturing operations is -rrhaphy. Some
examples of rrhaphy procedures are listed in Table 2-2.
2-11. MANIPULATION PROCEDURES
a. Discussion. Manipulative procedures are those in which a condition is
corrected by handling and maneuvering the disordered part. Terms used to indicate
such procedures are as follows:
Dilatation--the enlargement of a part by the use of an instrument.
Closed reduction--the alignment of a fractured bone without making an