cuneiform osteotomy


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osteotomy

 [os″te-ot´ah-me]
incision or transection of a bone.
cuneiform osteotomy removal of a wedge of bone.
displacement osteotomy surgical division of a bone and shifting of the divided ends to change the alignment of the bone or to alter weight-bearing stresses.
Le Fort osteotomy transverse sectioning and repositioning of the maxilla; the incision for each of the three types (Le Fort I, II, and III o's) is placed along the line defined by the corresponding Le Fort's fracture.
linear osteotomy the sawing or simple cutting of a bone.
sagittal split osteotomy surgically splitting the ramus of the mandible sagitally and shifting the positions of the parts, performed to correct prognathism.

cuneiform osteotomy

The excision of a wedge of bone from the cuneiform.
See also: osteotomy

osteotomy

incision or transection of a bone.

bulla osteotomy
a surgical procedure that drains the middle ear cavity, usually in the treatment of otitis media. Several different techniques may be used to penetrate the ventral or lateral portion of the tympanic bulla.
cuneiform osteotomy
removal of a wedge of bone.
cranial tibial wedge osteotomy
a wedge of bone is removed from below the tibial crest to reshape the slope of the tibial plateau. Used in the treatment of cranial cruciate ligament rupture.
displacement osteotomy
surgical division of a bone and shifting of the divided ends to change the alignment of the bone or to alter weight-bearing stresses.
linear osteotomy
the sawing or simple cutting of a bone.
pelvic osteotomy
a surgical technique used to reposition the acetabulum; used in the treatment of hip dysplasia in dogs. Involves an osteotomy of the ilium, ischium and pubis, that is, triple pelvic osteotomy.
tibial plateau leveling osteotomy
a patented orthopedic technique for treatment of cranial cruciate ligament rupture. The slope of the tibial plateau is reduced causing tibial forces on the stifle joint to shift from cranial to caudal with a greater reliance on the caudal cruciate ligament for stability.
wedge osteotomy
see cuneiform osteotomy (above).