Exostectomy | definition of exostectomy by Medical dictionary
Removal of an exostosis.
[exostosis + G. ektomē, excision]
exostectomy Orthopedics The surgical excision of an exostosis or other bony bump. See Exostosis, Subungual exostosis.
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In severe cases, a specific surgery like arthrodesis, exostectomy
or resection arthroplasty may be recommended.
Other surgical procedures include exostectomy
of bony prominences, osteotomy, partial tarsectomy, and Achilles tendon lengthening.
While it delineates the border of the articular surface, it is an unreliable landmark for the planning of a medial exostectomy
A new method for reattachment of the tendo achillis following retrocalcaneal exostectomy