kineplasty


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kineplasty

 [kin´ĕ-plas″te]
amputation in which the stump is so formed as to be usable for producing motion of a prosthesis; see discussion at prosthesis. Called also cineplastic or kineplastic amputation.

kineplasty

/kine·plas·ty/ (kin´ĕ-plas″te) use of the stump of an amputated limb to produce motion of the prosthesis.

kineplasty

amputation in which the stump is formed in such a way that the muscles are able to produce motion in a prosthesis.

kineplasty

(kin?e-plas'te)
A form of amputation enabling the muscles of the stump to impart motion to an artificial limb.
See: Boston arm; cineplastics