arthrotomy

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arthrotomy

[är′thräd·ə·mē]
(medicine)
Surgical incision into a joint.
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Yet, based on this study, the 60 cc SLT became the standard of care for diagnosing traumatic arthrotomies in the absence of other clinically obvious signs of an arthrotomy.
From 2007 to 2009, three studies were published that challenged the sensitivity of a low-volume (50 cc to 60 cc) SLT to accurately diagnose small traumatic arthrotomies.
Negative arthrotomies do occasionally occur but the devastating complications of missed hip joint sepsis offsets the few unnecessary procedures.
In another study comparing arthrography to arthroscopy in patients who eventually underwent operative arthrotomies, arthroscopy was again more accurate than arthrography for identifying the size and location of ligament and articular disc injuries.