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
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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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It is classified to as either fibrous or bony ankylosis though fibrous ankylosis will subsequently progress into bony ankylosis.
Scott, "Bony ankylosis following total knee arthroplasty: a case report," Journal of Arthroplasty, vol.
Preoperative CT scans revealed fibrous ankylosis (n = 4), fibro-osseus ankylosis (n = 2) and bony ankylosis (n = 14), and that diagnosis was confirmed when the joint was exposed in the intraoperative period.
Intraoral mandibular distraction osteogenesis in facial asymmetry patients with unilateral temporomandibular joint bony ankylosis. Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg.
Various types of radiographs can be taken in order to confirm the bony ankylosis of the TMJ, viz:
Posttraumatic formation of a radioulnar bony bridge synostosis is a rare but serious complication that can develop in a bony ankylosis with a complete limitation of pronosupination [1].
Features were suggestive of bilateral mediolateral bifid mandibular condyles with fibrous and partial bony ankylosis. Images acquired in all three planes and additional volume rendered images highlights the use of 64 slice CT in defining this rare entity.