ankylosis


ankylosis
n.
pathological fusion of two bones across a joint space resulting from prolonged joint inflammation or infection. In bony ankylosis the joint space is obliterated by bony tissue as a result of chronic inflammatory conditions, such as ankylosing spondylitis or septic arthritis. Fibrous ankylosis, in which there is a shortening of the connecting fibrous tissue, results from healing with fibrosis and is commonly associated with chronic arthritis due to tuberculous infection.

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  • Ankylosis — Ankylosis, or Anchylosis (from Greek αγκυλος, bent, crooked) is a stiffness of a joint, the result of injury or disease. The rigidity may be complete or partial and may be due to inflammation of the tendinous or muscular structures outside the… …   Wikipedia

  • ankylosis — [aŋ΄kə lō′sis] n. pl. ankyloses [an΄ky lo′sēz΄] [Gr ankylōsis < ankyloun, to crook, stiffen < ankylos, crooked: see ANKLE] 1. Med. a stiffening of a joint, caused by the pathological joining of bones or fibrous parts, as from an injury 2.… …   English World dictionary

  • Ankylosis — An ky*lo sis, n. Same as {Anchylosis}. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ankylōsis — (v. gr.), krankhafter Zustand der Gelenke, mit völlig aufgehobener Beweglichkeit u. Verwachsung der Gelenkflächen mit einander, od. der Bänder (wahre A.); od. ohne Verwachsung, durch in der Gelenkhöhle selbst, meist jedoch in den sie umgebenden… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Ankylosis — Ankylosis, die gehemmte oder gänzlich aufgehobene Beweglichkeit eines Gelenkes; sie heißt die wahre, wenn die Flächen der beiden Gelenkknochen mit einander verwachsen sind und ist dann in der Regel unheilbar; die falsche, wenn die Gelenkbänder… …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • ankylosis — (n.) stiffening of joints after injury or surgery, alternative (and more etymological) spelling of ANCHYLOSIS (Cf. anchylosis) (q.v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • ankylosis — Stiffening or fixation of a joint as the result of a disease process, with fibrous or bony union across the joint. [G. a., stiffening of a joint] artificial a. SYN: arthrodesis. bony a. SYN: synostosis …   Medical dictionary

  • Ankylosis — Anchylosis An chy*lo sis, Ankylosis An ky*lo sis, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ?, fr. ?, fr. ? to crook, stiffen, fr. ? crooked: cf. F. ankylose.] 1. (Med.) Stiffness or fixation of a joint; formation of a stiff joint. Dunglison. [1913 Webster] 2. (Anat.)… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ankylosis — noun (plural ankyloses) Etymology: New Latin, from Greek ankylōsis, from ankyloun to make crooked, from ankylos crooked more at angle Date: 1713 1. stiffness or fixation of a joint by disease or surgery 2. union of …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ankylosis — См. anchylosis …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology


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