The medical fixation of a joint, ultimately leading to bone tissue fusion. Essentially, the process is artificially caused ankylosis carried out to alleviate pain or supply support in a diseased or hurt joint.
the fusion of a joint between two or more bones so the joint can no longer move.
Surgical fixation of joints.
In surgery, the operative production of ankylosis in a joint.
the surgical fixation of a joint which is intended to lead to bone fusion