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SS System 7

Skeletal System Diagnostic, Treatment, & Surgical Terms

arthrocentesis surgical puncture of a joint to withdraw fluid
arthroclasis therapeutic breaking of a joint or adhesions of a joint
arthrodesis surgical fixation, binding, or immobilization of a joint
arthrogram x-ray picture of a joint
arthrography process of obtaining a radiograph of the internal structures of a joint aided by the injection of a contrast medium
arthroplasty surgical repair of a joint
arthroscopy visualization of the internal structures of a joint using an endoscope
arthrotomy incision into a joint
bone marrow aspiration removing a sample of bone marrow using an aspiration needle
bone scan visualization of the structure of the bone using a radioisotope
bunionectomy surgical removal of a bunion
bursectomy surgical removal of a bursa
bursotomy incision into a bursa
closed reduction process of aligning fractured bones through manual manipulation or traction
craniotomy incision into the cranium or bones of the skull
diskectomy surgical removal of a herniated intervertebral disk
dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry noninvasive x-ray procedure that measures bone density
dual-photon absorptiometry noninvasive procedure using a small amount of radiation to measure bone density
laminectomy surgical removal of the posterior arch of the vertebra
open reduction alignment of fractured bones through a surgically opened wound
open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) surgical alignment of fractured bones using screws, pins, wires, or nails to maintain bone alignment
osteoclasis surgical fracture of a bone
osteoplasty surgical repair of a bone.
osteotomy incision into a bone
spinal fusion permanent joining of two or more vertebra
synovectomy surgical removal of a synovial membrane
total hip replacement (THR) surgical replacement of the head of the femur and the acetabulum with synthetic components
Created by: Amaier