tenotomy

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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.