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Fusion of a joint by removing the articular surfaces and securing bony union. Also known as operative ankylosis.



an operation that completely immobilizes a joint with the object of restoring an extremity’s supportive capability lost in certain diseases or injuries. Loss of supportive capacity may occur as a result of improperly knitted joint fractures, in tuberculosis, and in other acute and chronic joint inflammations. Arthrodesis consists in removing the cartilaginous surfaces (sometimes resecting the articular extremities of bones) and then fixing the joint surfaces in close contact until they knit. Knitting of the joint extremities may be accelerated by the compression method—compressing the joint ends with a special apparatus after removing the articular cartilage or after resecting the articular extremities of the bone.


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Syndesis provides an approach to processes--which are not, of course, without their parallels in European cultural theory--grounded in West African aesthetic and philosophical principles.
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7) Ed Pavlic's article "Syndetic Redemption(8)" brilliantly elucidates the epistemological relationships of these simultaneously available systems through syndesis.
As both Matthew Wilson and Pavlic note, John's first understanding of syndesis focuses on time.
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