- permanent surgical immobilization of a joint.
Origin of arthrodesis
Also called artificial ankylosis.
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Examples from the Web for arthrodesis
The rigid knee produced by arthrodesis affords good support but is inconvenient in sitting.
Arthrodesis of the ankle alone or along with the mid-tarsal joint may be indicated when these joints are flail-like.
- The surgical fixation of a joint to promote bone fusion.artificial ankylosis syndesis
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