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tenotomy

[tuh-not-uh-mee] /təˈnɒt ə mi/
noun, plural tenotomies. Surgery.
1.
the cutting of a tendon.
Origin of tenotomy
1835-1845
First recorded in 1835-45; teno- + -tomy
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  • A tenotomy may be required to bring the foot into its proper position.

  • tenotomy may be performed by the open, or the subconjunctival method.

  • In the middle of December the tenotomy of both externi was therefore repeated.

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  • Crossed diplopia could be produced with a red glass, tenotomy of the left abducens sufficed to correct it.

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  • In tenotomy we may count as gain the apparent divergence which it causes in hypermetropes who do not squint.

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  • tenotomy of the internal rectus and advancement of the abducens of the right eye at the end of December.

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  • The chief method for absolute divergent squint is the combination of shortening with tenotomy of the externus.

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  • On October 2nd, 1879, shortening of the left internal rectus, tenotomy of both externi.

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  • Moreover, this slight aid given by tenotomy has its ground not solely in the condition of the opposing recti muscles.

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  • At the end of May, 1879, shortening of the left internal rectus, tenotomy of both externi.

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British Dictionary definitions for tenotomy

tenotomy

/təˈnɒtəmɪ/
noun (pl) -mies
1.
surgical division of a tendon
Derived Forms
tenotomist, noun
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tenotomy in Medicine

tenotomy te·not·o·my (tě-nŏt'ə-mē)
n.
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. Also called tendotomy.

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