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.
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.