synostosis

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synostosis

[si‚nä′stō·səs]
(anatomy)
A type of synarthrosis in which the bones are continuous.
(medicine)
Union of originally separate bones into a single bone structure.
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All synostoses were excised, but a 50% recurrence rate was seen.
The classic indication for VEPTR as described by Campbell and colleagues (10) is for rib synostoses often associated with congenital spinal anomalies.
Evans noted that bridging bone in one plane is amenable to excision with good functional return and low recurrence rate, whereas synostoses in two or more planes showed diminished results.