ankylosis

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Related to bony ankylosis: adenomatous polyp, ankylose

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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Primary Cementless Total Hip Arthroplasty for Bony Ankylosis in Patients with Ankylosing Spondylitis.
Bony ankylosis of the temporomandibular joint: Follow-up of 70 patients treated with arthroplasty and acrylic spacer interposition.
Cherukupally et al showed that bony ankylosis of the footplate was associated with an air-bone gap of greater than 30 dB.
X-rays of the involved joints did not show any erosions or bony ankylosis, although some degeneration with osteophyte formation was evident in both knees.
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].