arthrodesis

arthrodesis

[ahr-throd-uh-sis]
noun, plural arthrodeses [ahr-throd-uh-seez] .
permanent surgical immobilization of a joint.
Also called artificial ankylosis.


Origin:
1900–05; arthro- + Greek désis binding together, equivalent to (ein) to bind + -sis -sis

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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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