osteosynthesis

noun

os·​teo·​syn·​the·​sis -ˈsin(t)-thə-səs How to pronounce osteosynthesis (audio)
plural osteosyntheses -ˌsēz How to pronounce osteosynthesis (audio)
: the operation of uniting the ends of a fractured bone by mechanical means (as a wire or metal plate)

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“Osteosynthesis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/osteosynthesis. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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