Definition of tenotomy in English:

tenotomy

Line breaks: ten|ot¦omy
Pronunciation: /təˈnɒtəmi
 
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noun

[mass noun]
The surgical cutting of a tendon, especially as a remedy for club foot.
More 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.

Origin

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

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