arthrotomy


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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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All patients with joint sepsis had an arthrotomy to decompress and drain the joint, as well as to obtain a synovial specimen for histological assessment in order to exclude mycobacterial infection.
This approach entails drilling a posterior tunnel using an ACL tibial drill guide and an anterior tunnel under direct vision through the arthrotomy.
She was readmitted to the hospital several months later because of persistent problems with the leg wound and underwent an excision and radical debridement of the posterior knee wound with closure, arthrotomy and radical synovectomy.
Early results from the 70 MIS total knee arthroplasties completed over the past nine months indicate less intra-operative blood loss, shorter hospital stays and increased range of motion than a comparable group of patients who underwent the standard arthrotomy technique.
The classic description of the surgical technique for tibial plateau fractures involves an open submeniscal arthrotomy with direct visualization of the joint.
No pathologic examinations on specimens removed at arthrotomy or endarterectomy were carried out to determine if the disease was clearly atherothrombotic or simply atheromatous.
Any intra-operative and post-operative complication following knee arthrotomy may occur after autologous cultured chondrocyte implantation.
Most of these techniques can be done arthroscopically; however, an arthrotomy may be needed depending on the location.
Thirty-seven New Zealand white rabbits (71 knees) had knee arthrotomy and placement of cylindrical intramedullary stainless steel or polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) implants.
32) The investigators reported two complications, one prolonged wound drainage that required revision arthrotomy and one bearing dislocation that required revision.
Thirty-seven New Zealand white rabbits (71 knees) underwent knee arthrotomy and placement of cylindrical intramedullary stainless steel or polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) implants.
A small arthrotomy was made using a scalpel blade, just large enough to insert the star-shaped screw driver into the knee.