Definition of Osteoclasis

1. Noun. Treatment of a skeletal deformity by intentionally fracturing a bone.

Generic synonyms: Intervention, Treatment



Definition of Osteoclasis

1. n. The operation of breaking a bone in order to correct deformity.

Definition of Osteoclasis

1. Noun. (medicine) The surgical fracture of a bone in order to correct a deformity ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Osteoclasis

1. The operation of breaking a bone in order to correct deformity. Origin: NL. See Osteoclast. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Osteoclasis

osteochondrodysplasia
osteochondrodysplasias
osteochondrodystrophia deformans
osteochondrodystrophy
osteochondrogenic cell
osteochondroma
osteochondromas
osteochondromatosis
osteochondrosarcoma
osteochondroses
osteochondrosis
osteochondrosis dissecans
osteochondrotic
osteochondrous
osteoclases
osteoclasis (current term)
osteoclast
osteoclast activating factor
osteoclastic
osteoclastogenesis
osteoclastoma
osteoclastomas
osteoclasts
osteocolla
osteocollagenous fibres
osteocomma
osteoconduction
osteoconductive
osteocope
osteocopes

Literary usage of Osteoclasis

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1876)
"Manual and mechanical osteoclasis have been employed up to the present time in ... Of the various methods of producing osteoclasis, the author deduces that, ..."

2. Transactions by American Orthopaedic Association (1903)
"Briefly stated, two operations are done, incomplete osteotomy and osteoclasis. At the first operation the bone is divided with a chisel not completely, ..."

3. Manual of operative surgery by John Fairbairn Binnie (1921)
"osteoclasis.—Theoretically, the danger of epiphyseal separation causing ... osteoclasis is suitable only in the very young where the bones are still soft. ..."

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