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bone block

 

Definition: surgical procedure in which a bone graft is placed adjacent to a joint to limit motion of the joint mechanically or to improve the stability of the joint, at the ankle joint to correct foot-drop by preventing plantarflexion past 0°, but allowing dorsiflexion beyond 0°, at the glenohumeral joint to prevent posterior instability.

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