acromioplasty
A surgical reshaping of the acromion, frequently performed to remedy compression of the supraspinatus portion of the rotator cuff of the shoulder joint between the acromion and the greater tubercle of the humerus.

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ac·ro·mio·plas·ty ə-.krō-mē-ō-'plas-tē n, pl -ties excision of the anterior hook of the acromion for the relief of pressure on the rotator cuff produced during movement of the joint between the glenoid cavity and the humerus

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acro·mio·plas·ty (ə-kroґme-o-plas″te) surgical removal of an anterior spur of the acromion to relieve mechanical compression of the rotator cuff during movement of the glenohumeral joint; called also anterior acromioplasty. acromioplastic adj

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