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arthrocentesis ar·thro·cen·te·sis (är’thrō-sěn-tē’sĭs)
The surgical puncture and aspiration of a joint.


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    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 […]

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