from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Surgical cutting or division of a tendon.
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- n. The surgical procedure of cutting, or making an incision in a tendon.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The division of a tendon, or the act of dividing a tendon.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In surgery, the division of a tendon.
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Sanchez got three opinions before Dr. Gary Waslewski, the Giants' Arizona-based orthopedist, performed the 30-minute surgery, called a tenotomy - removal of the biceps tendon.
Antyllus had operations for the cure of stammering, for cataract, and for the treatment of contractures by the method of tenotomy.
The upper part is solid, but with a sharp clean-cut (made with a cataract or tenotomy knife) running completely through its axis from the centre of the disc to the top of the dome.
In all serious cases of inflammation of the carpal flexors, whether tenotomy has been performed or not, the subject needs a long period of rest subsequent to treatment.
Where contraction of tendons exists and no osseous or ligamentous change prevents correction of the condition, tenotomy is necessary.
This is recommended by Breton  as being productive of good results even where contraction of tendons exists and tenotomy is done.
Where there exists no articular or ligamentous diseases which would defeat the purpose, tenotomy is the only remedy for contracted tendons.
-- Wherever contraction is not too marked and weight is borne with the affected members, and where the feet can be kept on the ground in a nearly normal position, it is possible to correct the condition without doing tenotomy.
Cunean tenotomy has been advocated and practiced by Abildgaard, Lafosse,
It follows then, that tenotomy, here as in other cases, is not practical from an economic viewpoint, unless the animal be of sufficient value to justify the long period of rest for recovery.