\ˌaŋkɪlˈə͡ʊsɪs], \ˌaŋkɪlˈəʊsɪs], \ˌa_ŋ_k_ɪ_l_ˈəʊ_s_ɪ_s]\
Definitions of ANKYLOSIS
- 2010 - Medical Dictionary Database
- 1920 - A practical medical dictionary.
- 1898 - Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today.
- 1920 - A dictionary of scientific terms.
- 1846 - Medical lexicon: a dictionary of medical science
- 1898 - American pocket medical dictionary
- 1916 - Appleton's medical dictionary
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By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
By William R. Warner
An affection, in which there is great difficulty or even impossibility of moving a diarthrodial articulation. It is so called, because the limb commonly remains in a constant state of flexion, and a joint thus affected is said to be ankylo'sed. Anchylosis is said to be complete or true, when there is an intimate adhesion between the synovial surfaces, with union of the articular extremities of the bones. In the incomplete or false anchylosis, there is obscure motion, but the fibrous parts around the joint are more or less stiff and thickened. In the treatment of this last state, the joint must be gently and gradually exercised; and oily, relaxing applications be assiduously employed.
By Robley Dunglison
By Willam Alexander Newman Dorland
By Smith Ely Jelliffe
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