extracapsular ankylosis


extracapsular ankylosis
ankylosis due to rigidity of structures exterior to the joint capsule.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • 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


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