arthrostomy
Establishment of a temporary opening into a joint cavity. [arthro- + G. stoma, mouth]

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n.
a procedure to enable a temporary opening to be made into a joint cavity.

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ar·thros·to·my (ahr-throsґtə-me) [arthro- + -stomy] surgical creation of an opening into a joint, as for the purpose of drainage.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • arthrostomy — n. a procedure to enable a temporary opening to be made into a joint cavity …   The new mediacal dictionary

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