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Descriptor English: Bone Lengthening
Descriptor Spanish: Alargamiento Óseo
Descriptor Portuguese: Alongamento Ósseo
Descriptor French: Allongement osseux
Entry term(s): Lengthening, Bone
Tree number(s): E04.555.120
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D001852
Scope note: Increase in the longest dimension of a bone to correct anatomical deficiencies, congenital, traumatic, or as a result of disease. The lengthening is not restricted to long bones. The usual surgical methods are internal fixation and distraction.
Annotation: not restricted to long bones; coordinate IM with specific bone /surg (IM) or specific disease /surg (IM)
Allowable Qualifiers: AE adverse effects
CL classification
EC economics
ED education
ES ethics
HI history
IS instrumentation
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
MO mortality
MT methods
NU nursing
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
VE veterinary
Previous Indexing: Leg Length Inequality (1966-1971)
Osteotomy (1966-1971)
specific bone/surgery (1966-1971)
Public MeSH Note: 72; LEG LENGTHENING was heading 1967-71
Online Note: search LEG LENGTHENING under LEG LENGTH INEQUALITY 1966-71 (as Prov 1966)
History Note: 72; LEG LENGTHENING was heading 1964-71 (Prov 1964-66)
Related: Tissue Expansion MeSH
DeCS ID: 1877
Unique ID: D001852
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1972/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2007/07/09
Bone Lengthening - Preferred
Concept UI M0002782
Scope note Increase in the longest dimension of a bone to correct anatomical deficiencies, congenital, traumatic, or as a result of disease. The lengthening is not restricted to long bones. The usual surgical methods are internal fixation and distraction.
Preferred term Bone Lengthening
Entry term(s) Lengthening, Bone



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