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ICD-9-CM 77.9

An ostectomy is a procedure involving the removal of bone.

An example is femoral head ostectomy.

In dentistry, ostectomy refers specifically to the removal of bone surrounding a tooth in an attempt to eliminate an adjacent periodontal pocket.[1]

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  1. ^ Dolan, John, and Courtney Sprehe, eds. Mosby's Dental Dictionary. 2nd ed. St. Louis, MO: Mosby, 2008. p479.