Anchylosis



n.

“stiffness of joints,” 1713, from Greek ankylos “crooked” (see angle (n.)) + -osis.
Historical Examples

anchylosis was established, and he left for England with a useful limb.
A Treatise on Gunshot Wounds Thomas Longmore

The end result is one of anchylosis of the joint and permanent lameness.
Diseases of the Horse’s Foot Harry Caulton Reeks

In other cases the suppuration soon disappears, and recovery is effected by the joint becoming stiff (anchylosis).
Special Report on Diseases of the Horse United States Department of Agriculture

They are always serious, and often result in anchylosis (stiffening) of the joint or the death of the animal.
Special Report on Diseases of the Horse United States Department of Agriculture

Our Doctor was curious about those cases of anchylosis, as he called it, of the lower jaw.
Over the Teacups Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

The wounds healed per primam, but when I saw the man two months later anchylosis in the straight position was apparently complete.
Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900 George Henry Makins

Of a series of excisions for disease, injury, and anchylosis, 22.15 per cent.
A Manual of the Operations of Surgery Joseph Bell

anchylosis very rarely requires and would not be much benefited by such an operation.
A Manual of the Operations of Surgery Joseph Bell

Even with the happier ending of resolution, anchylosis of the joint and incurable lameness is more often than not left behind.
Diseases of the Horse’s Foot Harry Caulton Reeks

This prevents to some extent further infection of the wound, and assists also in promoting the changes that tend to anchylosis.
Diseases of the Horse’s Foot Harry Caulton Reeks

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