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arthrotomy

 [ahr-throt´ah-me]
incision of a joint.

ar·throt·o·my

(ar-throt'ō-mē),
Cutting into a joint to expose its interior.
[arthro- + G. tomē, a cutting]

arthrotomy

(är-thrŏt′ə-mē)
n. pl. arthroto·mies
Surgical incision into a joint.

ar·throt·o·my

(ahr-throt'ŏ-mē)
Cutting into a joint.
[arthro-, joint + G. tomē, a cutting]

arthrotomy

incision of a joint.
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In summary, the evidence-to-date indicates that the SLT is inadequate to diagnose traumatic arthrotomies (Table 3).
6) Based on the assumption that traumatic knee arthrotomies result in intra-articular air that is readily visible on CT scans (Fig.
The sensitivity and specificity of the CT scan to detect traumatic arthrotomies and rule-out periarticular wounds equivalent to no traumatic arthrotomy was 100%.
The saline load test of the knee redefined: a test to detect traumatic arthrotomies and rule out periarticular wounds not requiring surgical intervention.