arthrectomy


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arthrectomy

(ɑːˈθrɛktəmɪ)
n, pl -mies
(Surgery) surgical excision of a joint
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Diabetic patients with compromised renal function or renal failure present a special challenge, both as far as preoperative or diagnostic angiography is concerned, and also with regard to complex interventional procedures such as remote arthrectomy, balloon angioplasty and stenting.
Surgical treatment was sometimes indicated in bone and joint disease and involved arthrectomy (opening the joint), erasion (the clean scraping of the joint of tubercular matter in an effort to save function), trephining (removal of a section of bone), and drainage of the joint by aspiration or, if an open lesion, by gravity; extensive disease required amputation of the limb.
The part on interventional procedures is very good and includes the latest arthrectomy procedures and equipment.