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iliofemoroplasty

Pronunciation: il'e-o-fem'or-o-plas'te

Definition: An obsolete method of securing a hip fusion by an extraarticular technique, a joint bypass procedure in which a turned down bone flap from the ilium is placed into a split in the greater trochanter.

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