Artificial ankylosis

permanent surgical immobilization of a joint.

artificial ankylosis ar·ti·fi·cial ankylosis (är’tə-fĭsh’əl)
See arthrodesis.

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


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