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Definition of Osteoclasis

Osteoclasis: The surgical destruction of bone tissue. Osteoclasis is performed to reconstruct a bone that is malformed, often a broken bone that healed improperly. The bone is broken and then reshaped with the aid of metal pins, casting, and bracing.

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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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