Definition of Osteotomy

1. Noun. Surgical sectioning of bone.




Definition of Osteotomy

1. n. The dissection or anatomy of bones; osteology.

Definition of Osteotomy

1. Noun. (surgery) The surgical procedure of cutting a bone. This is often performed to either lengthen, shorten, or straighten a bone. ¹

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Definition of Osteotomy

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Medical Definition of Osteotomy

1. The surgical cutting of a bone. Origin: Gr. Temnein = to cut This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Osteotomy

osteosis eburnisans monomelica
osteosises
osteospongioma
osteosteatoma
osteostracan
osteosuture
osteosynthesis
osteothrombosis
osteotome
osteotomes
osteotomies
osteotomist
osteotomists
osteotomy (current term)
osteotribe
osteotrite
osteotrophy
osteotropic
osteotympanic
osteozoa
osterducken
osterix
ostertagia
ostertagiasis
ostia
ostia venarum pulmonalium
ostial
ostial sphincter

Literary usage of Osteotomy

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1894)
"SUB TROCHANTERIC osteotomy. ... with pronounced flexion, associated with considerable adduction, he performed sub- trochanteric osteotomy. ..."

2. Manual of operative surgery by John Fairbairn Binnie (1921)
"I. Linear osteotomy of the Femur.—On either the inner or outer side ... Linear osteotomy of Both Femur and Tibia.—This operation is suitable in cases where ..."

3. A Treatise on diseases of the joints by Richard Barwell (1881)
"These—viz. elbow, hip, and knee—are the only joints at which osteotomy for true ... The operation of osteotomy is in itself simple ; but the operator should ..."

4. The Diseases of Children: Medical and Surgical by Henry Ashby, George Arthur Wright, William Perry Northrup, T. Halsted Myers (1893)
"In the case of osteotomy of the tibia we prefer to saw through the tibia and ... If osteotomy is required in such a case, the oblique section of Gowan is ..."

5. Atlas and Epitome of Operative Surgery by Otto Zuckerkandl (1902)
"In cases in which simple linear osteotomy will no longer suffice, wedge-shaped ... A special form of osteotomy employed for the correction of marked arcuate ..."

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