TITLE

tenodesis

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p2158
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the medical term "tenodesis" is presented. It refers to surgical fixation of a tendon. This fixation involves transfer of a tendon from its initial point of origin to a new origin to restore muscle balance to a joint, to restore lost function or to increase active power of joint motion. It also involves closing of the fingers through tendon action of the extrinsic finger flexor muscles.
ACCESSION #
21248150

 

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