What does the word resection mean?

  • A name, given, especially by the French surgeons, to operations in which the carious extremities of long bones, or the unconsolidated extremities of fractured bones forming irregular joints, are removed with the saw. - Resectio articulorum, Decapitatio articulorum.

  • [ Latin] The act of cutting out or away; excision; especially, excision of bones or of the structures forming a joint.

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