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- n. repair of a hernia by means of sutures
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Tussah Heera, 13, of Las Vegas, cries after misspelling "herniorrhaphy" Thursday during the finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. A Las Vegas eighth-grader competing in the Scripps National Spelling Bee Championship was the first speller eliminated in the competition's final round Thursday night.
Tussah Heera, 13, of Las Vegas, cries after misspelling "herniorrhaphy" Thursday during the finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. contact)
Various surgical models (hemorrhoidectomy, herniorrhaphy, bunionectomy or total knee arthroplasty) and routes of administration (wound infiltration, subcutaneous, epidural or nerve block) were studied.
FCCM, FCCP, adjunct professor at the University of Texas , College of Pharmacy, presented the data, which evaluated the use of EXPAREL at doses up to and including 300 mg compared to bupivacaine HCl at doses up to and including 150 mg administered via wound infiltration across three surgical models including hemorrhoidectomy, total knee arthroplasty and herniorrhaphy.
Tussah Heera omitted one "r" in the word "herniorrhaphy," misspelling the term for a corrective surgery for a hernia as "herniorhaphy," and was knocked out in the seventh round of the annual spell-off, which was held in Washington, D.C. this week.
The only speller to hear the telltale bell in the first championship round was Tussah Heera of Las Vegas, who left out an "r" in the surgical term "herniorrhaphy."
Foiled by 'herniorrhaphy,' Tussah Heera is Nevada's most successful speller since 1996