Definition of tenotomy in English:

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Pronunciation: /təˈnɒtəmi/


[mass noun]
The surgical cutting of a tendon, especially as a remedy for club foot.
Example sentences
  • A heel cord tenotomy is a minor surgery that can be done in the office and it takes 10-15 minutes.
  • In flexor tendon tenotomy, a small incision is made behind each toe pad and a section of tendon is removed.
  • The decision to repair these injuries acutely was based on data from treatment of chronic injury by tenotomy.


Mid 19th century: coined in French from Greek tenōn 'tendon' + -tomia (see -tomy).

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