[ ahr-throd-uh-sis ]
/ ɑrˈθrɒd ə sɪs /
noun, plural ar·throd·e·ses [ahr-throd-uh-seez] /ɑrˈθrɒd əˌsiz/.
permanent surgical immobilization of a joint.
Origin of arthrodesis
Also called artificial ankylosis.
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Examples from the Web for arthrodesis
Arthrodesis of the ankle alone or along with the mid-tarsal joint may be indicated when these joints are flail-like.
The rigid knee produced by arthrodesis affords good support but is inconvenient in sitting.
Medicine definitions for arthrodesis
[ är-thrŏd′ĭ-sĭs, är′thrə-dē′sĭs ]
The surgical fixation of a joint to promote bone fusion.artificial ankylosis syndesis
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