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acromioplasty

Pronunciation: ă-krō′mē-ō-plas′tē

Definition: A surgical reshaping of the acromion, frequently performed to remedy compression of the supraspinatus portion of the rotator cuff of the shoulder joint between the acromion and the greater tubercle of the humerus.

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