Ankylosis



Pathology. abnormal adhesion of the bones of a joint.
Anatomy. the union or consolidation of two or more bones or other hard tissues into one.
Historical Examples

It is associated with ankylosis of the joint, or contracture of the soft parts or both.
Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities–Head–Neck. Sixth Edition. Alexander Miles

Degeneration of the cartilage tissue: ankylosis, Gout, Arthritis deformans.
Valere Aude Louis Dechmann

Chronic arthritis with destruction of articular surfaces and ankylosis, is seldom observed.
Lameness of the Horse John Victor Lacroix

A man with ankylosis of the ego, who is jealous of the stenographer for sufficient reasons.
The Roycroft Dictionary Elbert Hubbard

Ultimately fibrous adhesions, resulting in ankylosis, may occur.
A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II Various

Creed: A metaphor with ankylosis—a figure of speech frozen stiff with fright.
The Roycroft Dictionary Elbert Hubbard

When inflammation has caused the joint-ends of the bones to be fused together the ankylosis is termed osseous or complete.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 2 Various

These men cared more for truth than for power, and their influence was to disintegrate the ankylosis of custom and make men think.
Little Journeys To The Homes Of Great Teachers Elbert Hubbard

The toe is straightened and flexible; ankylosis with this operation does not occur.
Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry Maximilian Stern

In many instances where infection has occurred, ankylosis is the best result that can be hoped for.
Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities–Head–Neck. Sixth Edition. Alexander Miles

noun
abnormal adhesion or immobility of the bones in a joint, as by a direct joining of the bones, a fibrous growth of tissues within the joint, or surgery
n.

stiffening of joints after injury or surgery, alternative (and more etymological) spelling of anchylosis (q.v.).

ankylosis an·ky·lo·sis (āng’kə-lō’sĭs)
n.
The stiffening or immobility of a joint resulting from disease, trauma, surgery, or bone fusion.
an’ky·lot’ic (-lŏt’ĭk) adj.

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