ankylosis

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ankylosis

, anchylosis
abnormal adhesion or immobility of the bones in a joint, as by a direct joining of the bones, a fibrous growth of tissues within the joint, or surgery

ankylosis

[‚aŋ·kə′lō·səs]
Also spelled anchylosis.
(medicine)
Stiffness or immobilization of a joint due to a surgical or pathologic process.
(physics)
The loss by a system of one or more degrees of freedom through development of one or more frictional constraints.
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Full thickness mucoperiosteal flap was reflected and the ankylotic mass was exposed.
Sometimes localized ankylotic areas can be removed and the integrity of the ligament restored when periodontal ligament fibroblasts or their progenitors are allowed to gain access to the root and repopulate the area.
Surgical approach to the TMJ was Al-Kayat and Bramley and for joint capsule T-shaped incision used, after approaching to joint ankylotic mass was cut and at least 10mm gap created between the ramus and base of skull and finally temporalis myofascial flap was used as interpositional graft material.
The aim in the treatment of TMJ ankylosis is the complete surgical resectioning of ankylotic bone, aggressive exercises to prevent recurrence, ensuring functional occlusion and dental rehabilitation.