- the cutting of a tendon.
Origin of tenotomy
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A tenotomy may be required to bring the foot into its proper position.Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry
Tenotomy may be performed by the open, or the subconjunctival method.
In the middle of December the tenotomy of both externi was therefore repeated.
The chief method for absolute divergent squint is the combination of shortening with tenotomy of the externus.
Moreover, this slight aid given by tenotomy has its ground not solely in the condition of the opposing recti muscles.
- surgical division of a tendon
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- The surgical division of a tendon to correct a deformity caused by congenital or acquired shortening of a muscle, as for the correction of strabismus.tendotomy
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