arthroclasia

[är′thrō-klāzhə]

n.

A forcible breaking up of the adhesions in an ankylosis to allow more mobility in the joint.

Nearby words

  1. arthro-ophthalmopathy,
  2. arthrobacter,
  3. arthrocele,
  4. arthrocentesis,
  5. arthrochondritis,
  6. arthrodesis,
  7. arthrodia,
  8. arthrodial cartilage,
  9. arthrodial joint,
  10. arthrodic


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