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Albee's operation


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(awl-beez)

1 an operation to produce ankylosis of the hip. The upper surface of the femur and the corresponding part of the acetabulum are removed and the two exposed surfaces allowed to remain in contact.

2 an operation to immobilize part of the spinal column, using a bone graft from the tibia.[F. H. Albee (1876–1945), US surgeon]

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