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false joint

noun

a nontechnical name for pseudoarthrosis

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fight or flight reaction, fight shy of, fight tooth and nail, fight-or-flight, fight-or-flight reaction, false joint, fighter, fighter-bomber, fighter-interceptor, fighting, fighting chair
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  • Non-union, false-joint, or fibrous union is but rarely met with.

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Medicine definitions for false joint

false joint


n.

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