• synonyms

false joint

  1. a nontechnical name for pseudoarthrosis
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Historical Examples of false joint

  • Non-union, false-joint, or fibrous union is but rarely met with.

    Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition.

    Alexander Miles

false joint in Medicine

false joint

  1. A bony junction, usually occurring at the site of a poorly united fracture, that allows abnormal motion.pseudarthrosis
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