noun. surgical sectioning of bone.
- surgical process
- surgical procedure
- major surgery
- serial operation
- asynchronous operation
- synchronous operation
- -tomy (English)
- τέμνω (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
- osteo- (English)
Example sentences of the word osteotomy
1. Noun, singular or mass
This osteotomy enables the head of the metatarsal bone to be slid laterally, or toward the little toe.
An ulnar shortening osteotomy removes part of the ulna bone and inserts a plate to hold the bone together.