noun, plural te·not·o·mies. Surgery.
Examples from the Web for tenotomy
This is done with a tenotomy knife, the flaps being held apart by means of forceps.
This is recommended by Breton as being productive of good results even where contraction of tendons exists and tenotomy is done.
On October 2nd, 1879, shortening of the left internal rectus, tenotomy of both externi.
In the middle of December the tenotomy of both externi was therefore repeated.
Tenotomy is not of practical benefit unless ample time is allowed for regeneration of divided tendinous tissue.