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tenotomy

 [ten-ot´ah-me]
transection of a tendon; called also tendon release.
graduated tenotomy partial transection of a tendon.

te·not·o·my

(te-not'ŏ-mē),
The surgical division of a tendon for relief of a deformity caused by congenital or acquired shortening of a muscle, as in clubfoot or strabismus.
Synonym(s): tendotomy
[teno- + G. tomē, incision]

tenotomy

/te·not·o·my/ (ten-ot´ah-me) transection of a tendon.

tenotomy

(tĕ-nŏt′ə-mē)
n. pl. tenoto·mies
Surgical cutting or division of a tendon.

tenotomy

[tenot′əmē]
Etymology: Gk, tenon, tendon, temnein, to cut
the total or partial severing of a tendon, performed to correct a muscle imbalance, such as in the correction of strabismus of the eye or in clubfoot.

te·not·o·my

(te-not'ŏ-mē)
The surgical division of a tendon for relief of a deformity caused by congenital or acquired shortening of a muscle, as in clubfoot or strabismus.
Synonym(s): tendotomy.
[teno- + G. tomē, incision]

tenotomy

Complete or partial surgical cutting of a tendon to abolish or weaken the effect of a muscle.

Tenotomy

A surgical procedure that cuts the tendon of a contracted muscle to allow lengthening.
Mentioned in: Cerebral Palsy

tenotomy

surgical division of a tendon, e.g. to correct contraction deformity

tenotomy

transection of a tendon.

graduated tenotomy
partial transection of a tendon.
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This typically involves arthroscopic debridement of the adipose tissue of the anterior fat pad of the knee, debridement of any abnormal patellar tendon, and longitudinal tenotomies with or without excision or drilling of the inferior pole of the patella.
16-19) In 18 patients (33 clubfeet) with myelodysplasia, who were treated with casts and percutaneous Achilles tenotomies (PATs), 31 feet required no further treatment; the remaining two had posterior medial releases to correct recurrences.
Typically, tenotomies are done prior to the last cast if dorsiflexion is less than 20[degrees].
3) Following routine adductor longus and iliopsoas tenotomies using Ferguson's posteromedial approach, (4) hip joint arthrography was performed.