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SURGERY, med. jur. That part of the healing art which relates to external diseases; their treatment; and, specially, to the manual operations adopted for their cure.
     2. Every lawyer should have some acquaintance with surgery; his knowledge on this subject will be found useful in cases of homicide and wounds.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Microsurgery is defined as a Refinement in existing basic surgical techniques that are made possible by the use of the surgical microscope and subsequent improved visual acuity".48 Microsurgery has wide implications when applied to all mucogingival surgery procedures, including the free gingival graft for root coverage, because it causes minimal trauma and enhances the wound-healing process.49 Microsurgery techniques involve minimally invasive procedures utilizing special- ized instruments.
Clauser, "Guided tissue regeneration verses mucogingival surgery in the treatment of human buccal recession", Int.