- the dividing of a bone, or the excision of part of it.
Origin of osteotomy
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Above the age of six, the choice lies between osteoclasis and osteotomy.
Osteotomy of the front of the os calcis and neck of the astragalus will at times be necessary for a radical cure.Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry
On April 5th, three weeks after the osteotomy, a lipoma was removed from another patient aged twenty-one years.
The osteotomy had been performed under carbolic acid spray and with all the details of antiseptic surgery.
- the surgical cutting or dividing of bone, usually to correct a deformity
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- Surgical division or sectioning of bone.
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