malleotomy

malleotomy

 [mal″e-ot´ah-me]
operative division of the malleus.
operative separation of the malleoli.

mal·le·ot·o·my

(mal'ē-ot'ŏ-mē),
Division of the malleus.
[malleus + G. tomē, incision]

malleotomy

/mal·le·ot·o·my/ (mal″e-ot´ah-me)
1. operative division of the malleus.
2. operative separation of the malleoli.

malleotomy

(măl′ē-ŏt′ə-mē)
n.
1. Surgical division of the malleus.
2. Surgical division of the ligaments holding the malleoli of the ankle in apposition.

mal·le·ot·o·my

(mal'ē-ot'ŏ-mē)
1. Division of the malleus.
2. Division of the ligaments holding the malleoli in apposition to permit their separation in some cases of clubfoot.
[malleus + G. tomē, incision]