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A tenotomy is a surgical act which involves the division of a tendon.[1] It and related procedures are also referred to as tendon release, tendon lengthening, and heel-cord release.

When it involves the Achilles tendon, it is called "Achillotenotomy".

It has been used in the treatment of cerebral palsy.[2]

It has also been used for hammer toe.[3]

As an alternative to SLAP lesion labral repair, the tendon of the long head of the bicep can be released.[4]

Achilles tenotomy is commonly used as part of the Ponseti Method of treating clubfoot.

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  1. ^ "Definition: tenotomy from Online Medical Dictionary".
  2. ^ Terjesen T, Lie GD, Hyldmo AA, Knaus A (February 2005). "Adductor tenotomy in spastic cerebral palsy. A long-term follow-up study of 78 patients". Acta Orthop. 76 (1): 128–37. doi:10.1080/00016470510030454. PMID 15788321.
  3. ^ Ross ER, Menelaus MB (November 1984). "Open flexor tenotomy for hammer toes and curly toes in childhood". J Bone Joint Surg Br. 66 (5): 770–1. PMID 6501376.
  4. ^ Mollon, Brent; Mahure, Siddharth A.; Ensor, Kelsey L.; Zuckerman, Joseph D.; Kwon, Young W.; Rokito, Andrew S. (2016-10-01). "Subsequent Shoulder Surgery After Isolated Arthroscopic SLAP Repair". Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery. 32 (10): 1954–1962.e1. doi:10.1016/j.arthro.2016.01.053. ISSN 1526-3231. PMID 27083535.