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ankylosed

 [ang´kĭ-lōsd]
affected with ankylosis.

an·ky·losed

(ang'ki-lōst),
Stiffened; bound by adhesions; denoting a joint in a state of ankylosis; fused.

ankylosed

/an·ky·losed/ (ang´kĭ-lōzd) fused or obliterated, as an ankylosed joint.

ankylosed

[ang′kilōst]
pertaining to the immobility or fusion of a joint resulting from pathological changes in it or in adjacent tissues.

an·ky·losed

(ang'ki-lōst)
Stiffened; bound by adhesions; denoting a joint in a state of ankylosis.

ankylosed

affected with ankylosis.

Patient discussion about ankylosed

Q. Is ankylosing spondylitis genetically inherited?

A. It is known today that ankylosing spondylitis (spondyloarthritis) has a very strong genetic connection. It is not a disease inhertited by a single gene that is dominant, but certainly there is genetic predisposition in families (and a more detailed information- about 90% of the patients express the HLA-B27 genotype).

Q. I have had ankylosing spondilitis for over 25 years. What is available at this point to mitigate the effects?

A. The mainstay of the treatment severe ankylosing spondylitis today are "anti-TNF", drugs that affect the immune system through blocking the action of a protein called TNF.

Other optional treatments include sulfasalazine and thalidomide.
Of course, all these treatments require prescription and consultation with a doctor (in this case usually rheumatologist).

You may read more here: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ankylosingspondylitis.html

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Clinically there is a disturbance in the occlusal plane such that the marginal ridges of the ankylosed infra-erupted tooth or teeth are apical to the occlusal plane.
Radiographically, a step in the occlusal plane is observed and there may be an angular defect of the alveolar bone angled towards the ankylosed tooth [Brearley and McKibben, 1973; Kokich and Kokich, 2006].
One study has associated enamel hypocalcification of permanent first molars with ankylosed primary molars [Rule et al.
The association between ankylosed retained second primary molars and missing permanent successors has been reported [Ruprecht and Wright, 1967; Kurol and Thilander, 1984g; Rune and Sarnas, 1984; Baccetti, 1998; Hansen and Kjaer, 2000; Bjerklin and Bennett, 2000; Garib et al.
The further that an ankylosed primary molar is allowed to become infra-occluded, the more challenging is its surgical removal.
Children with permanent successors below the ankylosed primary molars.
The clinician would be wise to monitor the eruption of permanent successors beneath ankylosed primary teeth to ensure that there is no ectopia or tilting of adjacent teeth as described by Becker et al.
Children without a permanent successor beneath ankylosed primary molars.
Another goal is to ensure that the alveolar ridge is preserved in instances where the long-term treatment plan involves prosthetic replacement of the missing tooth after extraction of the ankylosed primary molar.
1984] have recommended an alternative plan to extraction of ankylosed incisor teeth in pre-adolescent children.
Messer, Cline J Ankylosed primary molars: results and treatment recommendations from an eight-year longitudinal study.
Timing of extraction of ankylosed teeth to maximise ridge development.