Flashcards in PROCEDURES: SKELETAL SYSTEM CH.3 Deck (16):
removal of some or all of a body part
fusion of a joint or the spinal vertebrae by surgical means; -desis means to bind or surgical fixation of a bone or joint/ arthro means joint.
process of dissolving part of the center of an intervertebral disc by injecting a foreign substance
surgical incision or opening into the skull
alignment of bone maintained by immobilizing the bone near the fracture through the use of casts, splints, or external fixators (rods or pins)
alignment of bone maintained by immobilizing the bone directly at the fracture site through the use of wires, screws, pins, or plates.
surgical removal of the dorsal arch of a vertebra
surgical removal of a claw
surgical removal of bone
surgical puncture of bone
fusion of bones
surgical fixation of a bone to the body wall.
surgical repair of bone
surgical creation of a permanent new opening in bone
surgical incision or sectioning of bone