chilectomy


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Related to chilectomy: hallux rigidus

chei·lec·to·my

, chilectomy (kī-lek'tō-mē),
1. Excision of a portion of the lip.
2. Chiseling away bony irregularities at osteochondral margin of a joint cavity that interfere with movements of the joint.
[cheil- + G. ektomē, excision]

chilectomy

(kī-lĕk′tə-mē)
n.
Variant of cheilectomy.

chei·lec·to·my

, chilectomy (kī-lek'tŏ-mē)
1. Excision of a portion of the lip.
2. Chiseling away bony irregularities at osteochondral margin of a joint cavity that interfere with movements of the joint.
[cheil- + G. ektomē, excision]

cheilectomy

; chilectomy excision of joint margin bony irregularities to increase range of available joint movement and prevent joint movement pain, e.g. reduction of medial or dorsal bony eminence at first metatarsal head during surgical correction of hallux abductovalgus/rigidus
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