malleotomy

malleotomy

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

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