pseudoarthrosis


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pseu·dar·thro·sis

(sū'dar-thrō'sis),
A new, false joint arising at the site of an ununited fracture.
[pseud- + G. arthrōsis, a joint]

pseudoarthrosis

pseudoarthrosis

Orthopedics The non-union of 2 fractured ends of a long bone, in which the bone is covered by fibrous tissue or fibrocartilage; in extreme cases, the false joint is surrounded by a bursal sac containing synovial fluid; congenital PAs may occur in von Recklinghausen's disease or osteogenesis imperfecta; acquired PA usually follows trauma or, less commonly, tumor-related osteolysis and fibrous dysplasia. Cf Arthritis.

pseu·dar·thro·sis

(sūd'ahr-thrō'sis)
A new, false joint arising at the site of an ununited fracture.
Synonym(s): false joint, pseudoarthrosis.
[pseud- + G. arthrōsis, a joint]

pseu·dar·thro·sis

(sūd'ahr-thrō'sis)
A false joint arising at the site of an ununited fracture.
Synonym(s): false joint.
[pseud- + G. arthrōsis, a joint]

pseudarthrosis, pseudoarthrosis

a pathological entity characterized by a nonosseous union of bone fragments of a fractured bone due to inadequate immobilization leading to existence of the 'false joint' that gives the condition its name.
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Thus, allograft, DBM, and ceramics exhibit favorably similar benefits in achieving spine fusion while do not increase pseudoarthrosis rate and surgical morbidities.
Key words: Baby, congenital, clavicula, pseudoarthrosis, radiography
29,30 However, if gross pain, arthritic changes with obvious structural deformity or pseudoarthrosis is present in patients with malunion of the fourth and fifth TMT joints, arthrodesis may become an advisable option.
However the use of CHK is getting out of favour in disease involving two or more than two vertebrae, due to collapse or break of graft, increase in pseudoarthrosis and increasing kyphosis with delayed ambulation as seen by Rajasekran et al and Sundraraj et al22,23.
Anchor FS is indicated for posterior surgical treatment of any or all of the following in the lumbar region of the spine, at single or multiple levels: trauma, including spinal fractures and/or dislocations; spondylolisthesis; spondylolysis; pseudoarthrosis or failed previous fusions that are symptomatic or may cause secondary instability or deformity; degenerative disc disease as defined by back pain of discogenic origin as confirmed by patient history with degeneration of the disc as confirmed by radiographic studies; and/or degenerative disease of the facets with instability.
Delay in treatment can cause pseudoarthrosis, which can be seen on conventional X-rays as subchondral sclerosis and vertebral endplate erosions.
Among joints, it is a hereditary pseudoarthrosis that struggles postnatally for its cartilage and contour and a transgressor that dwells clinically in the limbo between medicine and dentistry.
The condition, known as congenital pseudoarthrosis of the tibia, forces Linethma to undergo surgeries and support her bone development to avoid fractures caused by the medical condition.
The affected legs were not immobilized, and the birds were encouraged to use the legs immediately after surgery to encourage formation of a pseudoarthrosis.
Double inactivation of NF1 in tibial pseudoarthrosis.
There are a number of reports in the literature of TOS secondary to clavicular pathology following trauma [3], tumours [4] or congenital pseudoarthrosis.
Back pain patients would probably do well to think about that, because the surgery they're about to undergo poses real risks, including infection, continuing pain, pseudoarthrosis, a condition called "failed back syndrome," and occasionally even death.