artificial-ankylosis

Medical Dictionary

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

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