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Medical Terms #5 (Surgical Procedures)

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Amputation
Partial or complete removal of a limb.
Arthrocentesis
Puncture of a joint space to remove accumulated fluid.
Arthroclasia
Surgical breaking of an ankylosed joint to provide movement.
Arthroscopy
Visual examination of a joint, especially the kneww; used primarily to detect trauma or lesions and to obtain a biopsy of synovial tissue. Synovial biopsy may also be obtained by needle or surgical incision.
Bone grafting
Implanting or transplanting bone tissue from another part of the body or from another person to serve as replacement for damaged or missing bone tissue.
Bursectomy
Excision of bursa (a padlike sac or cavity found in connective tissue, usually in the vicinity of joints).
Closed reduction
Treatment of bone fractures by placingthe bones i proper positin (i.e. reducing the fragments without surgery).
Laminectomy
Excision of the posterior arch of a vertebra; most often performed to relieve the symptoms of a ruptured intervertebral (slipped) disk.