noun (plural arthrodeses) Etymology: New Latin, from arthr- + Greek desis binding, from dein to bind Date: circa 1901 the surgical immobilization of a joint so that the bones grow solidly together

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  • Arthrodesis — Arthrodesis, also known as artificial ankylosis or syndesis , is the artificial induction of joint ossification between two bones via surgery. This is done to relieve intractable pain in a joint which cannot be managed by pain medication, splints …   Wikipedia

  • Arthrodesis — Ar*throd e*sis, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? joint + ? a binding together.] (Surg.) Surgical fixation of joints. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • arthrodesis — /ahr throd euh sis/, n., pl. arthrodeses / seez /. permanent surgical immobilization of a joint. Also called artificial ankylosis. [1900 05; ARTHRO + Gk désis binding together, equiv. to dé(ein) to bind + sis SIS] * * * …   Universalium

  • arthrodesis — noun the fusion of a joint between two or more bones so that the joint can no longer move …   Wiktionary

  • arthrodesis — The stiffening of a joint by operative means. SYN: artificial ankylosis. [arthro + G. desis, a binding together] triple a. surgical fusion of the talonavicular, talocalcaneal, and calcaneocuboid joints. * * * ar·throd·e·sis är thräd ə səs n, pl… …   Medical dictionary

  • arthrodesis — [α: θrɒdɪsɪs] noun surgical immobilization of a joint by fusion of the bones. Origin early 20th cent.: from arthro + Gk desis binding together …   English new terms dictionary

  • arthrodesis — ar·throd·e·sis …   English syllables

  • arthrodesis — n. artificial ankylosis: the fusion of bones across a joint space by surgical means, which eliminates movement. This operation is performed when a joint is very painful, highly unstable, grossly deformed or chronically infected, or when an… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • arthrodesis — ar•throd•e•sis [[t]ɑrˈθrɒd ə sɪs[/t]] n. pl. ses [[t] ˌsiz[/t]] srg surgical immobilization of a joint • Etymology: 1900–05; arthro + Gk désis binding together …   From formal English to slang

  • arthrodesis — /aˈθrɒdəsəs/ (say ahthroduhsuhs) noun (plural arthrodeses) the surgical fusion of a joint to relieve intractable pain. {arthro + Greek (syn)desis a binding together} …  

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