It is associated with ankylosis of the joint, or contracture of the soft parts or both.
Degeneration of the cartilage tissue: ankylosis, Gout, Arthritis deformans.
Chronic arthritis with destruction of articular surfaces and ankylosis, is seldom observed.
Creed: A metaphor with ankylosis—a figure of speech frozen stiff with fright.
Ultimately fibrous adhesions, resulting in ankylosis, may occur.
A man with ankylosis of the ego, who is jealous of the stenographer for sufficient reasons.
When inflammation has caused the joint-ends of the bones to be fused together the ankylosis is termed osseous or complete.
These men cared more for truth than for power, and their influence was to disintegrate the ankylosis of custom and make men think.
The toe is straightened and flexible; ankylosis with this operation does not occur.
In many instances where infection has occurred, ankylosis is the best result that can be hoped for.
ankylosis an·ky·lo·sis (āng'kə-lō'sĭs)
The stiffening or immobility of a joint resulting from disease, trauma, surgery, or bone fusion.