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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.

an·ky·losed

(ang'ki-lōst)
Stiffened; bound by adhesions; denoting a joint in a state of 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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The tendency of ankylosed maxillary molars (case 2) to be severely infraoccluded usually indicates early extraction [Kurol and Koch, 1985].
(78) 15 THAs (2006) Age: 17.8 years Lessened joint space, joint sclerosis, flattened femoral head, and inclination of femoral neck 3 patients with ankylosed joint Follow-up: 9.7 years 1 acetabulum was revised No pain, daily activities returned to normal Lachiewicz et al.
Nonetheless, the modified anatomy that we have already mentioned makes THA a demanding and challenging technique with failure rates ranging from 14% to 29% in ankylosed hip [13-15].
Currently, his spine is fully ankylosed but there is some movement at the atlanto-axial and atlanto-occipital joint, more so at the former.
However, the main principles include resection of the ankylosed segment, use of interposition materials, and postoperative physiotherapy [4-6].
Complications of surgical extraction of ankylosed primary teeth and distal shoe space maintainers.
In Group A 31 patients and in Group B 5 patients had associated illness in the form of hypertension, ischaemic heart disease, chronic bronchitis, obesity, diabetes mellitus, ankylosed contralateral hip, benign hyperplasia of prostate and parkinsonism.
(10) Ankylosed spine disclosed by cervical spinal cord injury Gedouin et al.
Treatment includes joint interpositional arthroplasty to remove the ankylosed tissue and meniscus.
Experimentally, it was shown that endosseous implants placed in young pigs have imitated the effects of ankylosed teeth [51].