achillotomy

achillotomy

(ăk′ĭl-ŏt′ə-mē)
n.
Surgical division of the Achilles tendon.

ach·il·lot·o·my

(ak'il-ot'ŏ-mē)
Division of the tendo calcaneus.
[Achilles (tendon) + G. tomē, incision]

achillotomy

(a-kil-ot'o-me) [ Achilles + -tomy]
Division of the Achilles tendon, e.g., surgically or traumatically. Synonym: achillotenotomy

achillotomy

percutaneous partial division of the Achilles tendon, to allow tendon lengthening by applied traction (forced dorsiflexion of the ankle), to increase ankle joint mobility, prolong heel contact during stance and decrease forefoot loading
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