from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Surgical division or sectioning of bone.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The surgical procedure of cutting a bone. This is often performed to either lengthen, shorten, or straighten a bone.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The dissection or anatomy of bones; osteology.
- n. The operation of dividing a bone or of cutting a piece out of it, -- done to remedy deformity, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In surgery, the division of or incision into a bone.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. surgical sectioning of bone
Nearly 100 years ago, a barbaric procedure called osteotomy was sometimes done to surgically shorten tall women by removing several inches of their tibias.
During a trip to Morocco in December, he underwent a procedure known as a metatarsal osteotomy.
My doctor suggests periacetabular osteotomy surgery on my right hip, the one more damaged.
His comeback from osteotomy just adds another layer to his legend.
If the deformity is marked, there should be no hesitation in having recourse to operation by one or other of the various methods of osteotomy.
In severe cases it may be found that when the deformity is corrected by osteotomy, the patella shows a tendency to be dislocated laterally on flexion of the knee.
Above the age of six, the choice lies between osteoclasis and osteotomy.
In performing osteotomy the bone is either simply divided or a segment is resected.
If the tibia is markedly bent, it may be straightened by osteotomy; and the tendons, Achillis and peronei, may require to be lengthened.
This variety is very unsightly and disabling; it is treated by supra-malleolar osteotomy of the tibia and fibula.