arthrodesis


ar·throd·e·sis

noun \är-ˈthrä-də-səs\
plural ar·throd·e·ses\-ˌsēz\

Definition of ARTHRODESIS

:  the surgical immobilization of a joint so that the bones grow solidly together

Origin of ARTHRODESIS

New Latin, from arthr- + Greek desis binding, from dein to bind
First Known Use: circa 1901

ar·throd·e·sis

noun \är-ˈthräd-ə-səs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural ar·throd·e·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of ARTHRODESIS

: the surgical immobilization of a joint so that the bones grow solidly together : artificial ankylosis

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