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amputation
partial or complete removal of a limb (AKA=above-knee amputation; BKA=below-knee amputation)
arthrocentesis
puncture for aspiration of a joint
arthrodesis
binding or fusing of joint surfaces
arthroplasty
repair or reconstruction of a joint
arthroscopy
procedure using an arthroscope to examine, diagnose, and repair a joint from within
bone grafting
transplantation of a piece of bone from one site to another to repair a skeletal defect
bursectomy
excision of a bursa
myoplasty
repair of muscle
open reduction, internal fixation (ORIF) of a fracture
internal surgical repair of a fracture by bringing bones back into alignment and fixing them in place with devices such as plates, screws, and pins
osteoplasty
repair of bone
osteotomy
an incision into bone
spondylosyndesis
spinal fusion
tenotomy
division of a tendon by incision to repair a deformity caused by shortening of a muscle