arthrodesis definition

  • noun:
    • 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

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