artificial ankylosis


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Related to artificial ankylosis: ankylose, ankylotic, bony ankylosis

ar·throd·e·sis

(ar-throd'ĕ-sis, ar-thrō-dē'sis),
The stiffening of a joint by operative means.
[arthro- + G. desis, a binding together]

artificial ankylosis

a surgical procedure in which two or more parts of a joint are fixed so that the joint becomes immovable.

ar·thro·de·sis

(ahr-thrō'dē-sis)
The stiffening of a joint by operative means.
Synonym(s): artificial ankylosis, syndesis.
[arthro- + G. desis, a binding together]

artificial ankylosis

The surgical fixation of a joint.
See also: ankylosis