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Flashcards in PROCEDURES: SKELETAL SYSTEM CH.3 Deck (16):
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amputation

removal of some or all of a body part

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arthrodesis

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.

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chemonucleolysis

process of dissolving part of the center of an intervertebral disc by injecting a foreign substance

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craniotomy

surgical incision or opening into the skull

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external fixation

alignment of bone maintained by immobilizing the bone near the fracture through the use of casts, splints, or external fixators (rods or pins)

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internal fixation

alignment of bone maintained by immobilizing the bone directly at the fracture site through the use of wires, screws, pins, or plates.

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laminectomy

surgical removal of the dorsal arch of a vertebra

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onychectomy

surgical removal of a claw

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ostectomy

surgical removal of bone

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osteocentesis

surgical puncture of bone

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osteodesis

fusion of bones

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osteopexy

surgical fixation of a bone to the body wall.

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osteoplasty

surgical repair of bone

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osteostomy

surgical creation of a permanent new opening in bone

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osteotomy

surgical incision or sectioning of bone

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trephination

process of cutting a hole into a bone using a TREPHINE (circular sawlike instrument used to remove bone or tissue.)

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