arthrotomy


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arthrotomy

 [ahr-throt´ah-me]
incision of a joint.

ar·throt·o·my

(ar-throt'ō-mē),
Cutting into a joint to expose its interior.
[arthro- + G. tomē, a cutting]

arthrotomy

(är-thrŏt′ə-mē)
n. pl. arthroto·mies
Surgical incision into a joint.

ar·throt·o·my

(ahr-throt'ŏ-mē)
Cutting into a joint.
[arthro-, joint + G. tomē, a cutting]

arthrotomy

incision of a joint.
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Methods: A total of 50 patients were candidate for arthrotomy surgery aged 18-60 years were divided randomly into two groups.
Miller CW, Presnell KR: Examination of the canine stifle: arthroscopy versus arthrotomy.
Procedures can be done on a day case basis, and in general are more readily accepted by patients than an in-patient arthrotomy, thus facilitating earlier intervention.
A clinical evaluation of arthrotomy and eminectomy for internal derangement of temporomandibular joint (TMJ)
Treatment of early septic arthritis of the hip in children: comparison of results of open arthrotomy versus arthroscopic drainage.
Likewise, the database did not include a number of specialty procedures performed at the medical center--such as the possibility of knee arthroscopy converting to an arthrotomy, for instance.
9 procedures per operation) included debridement (31 procedures; 24 [53%] patients), bone curettage (20 procedures; 17 [38%] patients), arthrotomy (6 procedures; 5 [11%] patients), ribresection (4 procedures), arthroscopic lavage (3 procedures), bone biopsy (3 procedures), closure of defect (3 procedures), bone grafting (2 procedures), craniotomy (2 procedures), sternum excision (1 procedure), and synovectomy (1 procedure).
In the second stage of the procedure, a patch of healthy periosteum is harvested from the femur; then the defect is radically debrided and an arthrotomy is done.
Ankle distraction is often done in conjunction with arthroscopy or arthrotomy - the distraction treatment unloads the ankle helping to promote cartilage regeneration.
Operative procedures involved midline skin incision with medial parapatellar arthrotomy.
2) The arthrotomy extended into the quadriceps tendon 6-8 cm above the upper pole of the patella.
She underwent total knee arthroplasty of the right knee, using a standard ventral midline incision, medial arthrotomy, and placement of both cemented femoral and tibial and patellar components.