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ICD-9-CM 83.13
OPS-301 code: 5-10b, 5-814, 5-840, 5-851

A tenotomy is a surgical act which involves the division of a tendon.[1] It and related procedures are also referred to as tendon release, tendon lengthening, and heel-cord release.

When it involves the Achilles tendon, it is called a "Achillotenotomy".

It has been used in the treatment of cerebral palsy.[2]

It has also been used for hammer toe.[3]

Achilles tenotomy is commonly used as part of the Ponseti Method of treatment of clubfoot


  1. "Definition: tenotomy from Online Medical Dictionary". 
  2. Terjesen T, Lie GD, Hyldmo AA, Knaus A (February 2005). "Adductor tenotomy in spastic cerebral palsy. A long-term follow-up study of 78 patients". Acta Orthop 76 (1): 128–37. PMID 15788321. doi:10.1080/00016470510030454. 
  3. Ross ER, Menelaus MB (November 1984). "Open flexor tenotomy for hammer toes and curly toes in childhood". J Bone Joint Surg Br 66 (5): 770–1. PMID 6501376.