aponeurotomy


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aponeurotomy

 [ap″o-noo͡-rot´ah-me]
incision of an aponeurosis.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

ap·o·neu·rot·o·my

(ap'ō-nū-rot'ō-mē),
Incision of an aponeurosis.
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aponeurotomy

(ăp′ə-no͝o-rŏt′ə-mē)
n.
Surgical incision into an aponeurosis.
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ap·o·neu·rot·o·my

(ap'ō-nūr-ot'ŏ-mē)
Incision of an aponeurosis.
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Management of Dupuytren contracture with ultrasound-guided lidocaine injection and needle aponeurotomy coupled with osteopathic manipulative treatment.
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"As noted in the publication, the investigators believe that the limited long-term efficacy and the potential for numerous complications associated with percutaneous needle aponeurotomy, and the serious complications and prolonged recovery associated with surgery, underscore the need for a simpler, less-invasive treatment option that is effective, safe and causes minimal convalescence and rehabilitation.