• bone
  • An osteotomy is a surgical operation whereby a bone is cut to shorten or lengthen it or to change its alignment. (wikipedia.org)
  • The advantages over the conventional techniques are reducing the chance of accidental intra-articular extension of the osteotomy, eliminating the potential risk of unwanted translation or rotation of the bone, ability to readjust the alignment after surgery without the need to remove the bone screws. (wikipedia.org)
  • Next an osteotomy was performed of the C% and C6 vertebral bodies as there was a bridging bone across the disc space restricting access to the C5-C6 disc. (aapc.com)
  • These revolutionary osteotomy wedges have an unprecedented compressive force of 15-20 MPa (2900 pounds/square inch), comparable to cortical bone, adding improved stability to the correction site. (arthrex.com)
  • After insertion of the osteotomy plate, the appropriate size OSferion wedges are prepared in a sterile fashion using autogenous blood, or osteotomy site bone marrow and placed within the osteotomy site by hand. (arthrex.com)
  • The word "osteotomy" means the division, or excision of bone. (wikipedia.org)
  • spine
  • The descripton of 22220 says osteotomy of spine, single vertebral segment. (aapc.com)
  • Had an appointment today with my neurosurgeon and was informed because of the 3 level fusion from L3 to S1 that I needed to have a spinal osteotomy to reform the curve in my lumbar spine. (spineuniverse.com)
  • maxilla
  • Also, a total maxilla osteotomy is used to treat the "long face syndrome," known as the skeptical open bite, idiopathic long face, hyper divergent face, total maxillary alveolar hyperplasia, and vertical maxillary excess. (wikipedia.org)
  • involves
  • It involves an extra-capsular basicervical osteotomy which flexes the head anteriorly and also brings it out laterally into valgus. (udel.edu)
  • correct
  • The Le Fort III Osteotomy is used to correct generalised growth failure of the midface involving the upper jaw nose and cheek bones (zygomas). (wikipedia.org)
  • conjunction
  • An osteotomy may also be performed in conjunction with other joint preservation procedures in order to allow for cartilage repair tissue to grow without being subjected to excessive pressure. (hss.edu)