arthrotomy

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arthrotomy

[är′thräd·ə·mē]
(medicine)
Surgical incision into a joint.
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There were also no significant correlations found with traumatic arthrotomies, septic joints, or compartment syndromes.
We separately evaluated the 40 knees with traumatic arthrotomies (Table 2).
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.
Negative arthrotomies do occasionally occur but the devastating complications of missed hip joint sepsis offsets the few unnecessary procedures.
Outerbridge originally classified these defects, in the 1960s, based on their gross appearance during arthrotomies. (6) Other classification systems exist that are more comprehensive and take into account factors such as size and location of lesions; however, the Outerbridge classification is still the most widely accepted.
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.