osteoclasis


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osteoclasis

 [os″te-ok´lah-sis]
surgical fracture or refracture of a bone.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

os·te·oc·la·sis

, osteoclasia (os'tē-ok'lă-sis, os'tē-ō-klā'zē-ă),
Intentional fracture of a bone to correct deformity.
Synonym(s): diaclasis, diaclasia
[osteo- + G. klasis, fracture]
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osteoclasis

(ŏs′tē-ŏk′lə-sĭs)
n. pl. osteocla·ses (-sēz′)
1. The process of dissolution and resorption of bony tissue.
2. Surgical fracture of a bone, performed to correct a deformity.
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osteoclasis

Orthopedics The intentional breaking of a bone–eg, one in which the fracture line is malformed
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

os·te·oc·la·sis

, osteoclasia (os'tē-ok'lă-sis, -ō-klā'zē-ă)
Intentional fracture of a bone to correct deformity.
[osteo- + G. klasis, fracture]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

osteoclasis

Deliberate surgical fracture of bone to correct deformity.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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Premature consolidation may also be treated with attempted closed rotational osteoclasis. If these techniques fail to break the consolidated bridge of bone, repeat corticotomy may be required.