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tenotomy

 [ten-ot´ah-me]
transection of a tendon; called also tendon release.
graduated tenotomy partial transection of a tendon.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

tenotomy

(tĕ-nŏt′ə-mē)
n. pl. tenoto·mies
Surgical cutting or division of a tendon.
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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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

tenotomy

Complete or partial surgical cutting of a tendon to abolish or weaken the effect of a muscle.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Tenotomy

A surgical procedure that cuts the tendon of a contracted muscle to allow lengthening.
Mentioned in: Cerebral Palsy
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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This rectifies almost all the anomalies except the foot equinus which may later be treated by percutaneous tendoachilles tenotomy. All doctors agree that clubfoot should be tried to be managed non-operatively and hence surgery is regarded as the second line of treatment6.
Tenotomy is indicated when HS > 1, MS < 1 and head of talus is covered.
Biceps tenotomy versus tenodesis: a review of clinical outcomes and biomechanical results.
Metallosis, fraying, and near-complete rupture of the EPL tendon, shown on top of the tenotomy scissors (a).
At the end of serial cast and subsequent tenotomy, the mean Pirani severity score was 0.6+-0.06, while range was 0.5 to 0.75 and the p value was 0.0001 which was highly significant.
Surgical interventions (e.g., tenotomy or tendon release) were often successful in reducing debilitating muscle contractures of the hip, knee, ankle, elbow, and hand; however, such procedures were primarily reserved for the wealthy.
Bilateral knuckling and contracted flexor tendon was managed surgically with tenotomy and immobilization (Panigrahi and Behera, 2012)
Diffusion tensor imaging assesses triceps surae dysfunction after achilles tenotomy in rats.
The subcutaneous tissues and overlying muscle were bluntly dissected with tenotomy scissors and bipolar electrosurgery.
Unlike talipes equinovarus, vertical talus rarely responds to stretching and casting alone; however, a combination of early serial manipulations and casting followed by limited surgical correction by tenotomy and k-wires has shown to be successful [25].
The problem of difficulty in reduction, soft tissue contracture, tendon shortening can be overcome by initial gradual distraction avoiding need of con-commitant tenotomy or Z lengthening of the flexor tendons.