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Medical Term:

Hoffa operation

Pronunciation: hof'a

Definition: in congenital dislocation of the hip, a rarely used operation consisting of hollowing out the acetabulum and reduction of the head of the femur after severing the muscles inserted into the upper portion of the bone.

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