Arthrodesis



permanent surgical immobilization of a joint.
Historical Examples

The rigid knee produced by arthrodesis affords good support but is inconvenient in sitting.
Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities–Head–Neck. Sixth Edition. Alexander Miles

arthrodesis of the ankle alone or along with the mid-tarsal joint may be indicated when these joints are flail-like.
Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities–Head–Neck. Sixth Edition. Alexander Miles

arthrodesis ar·throd·e·sis (är-thrŏd’ĭ-sĭs, är’thrə-dē’sĭs)
n.
The surgical fixation of a joint to promote bone fusion. Also called artificial ankylosis, syndesis.

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