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 (är-thrŏd′ĭ-sĭs, är′thrə-dē′sĭs)
n. pl. ar·throd·e·ses (-sēz)
The surgical fixation of a joint to promote bone fusion, used to treat intractable pain.

[arthro- + Greek desis, binding together (from dein, to bind).]


the fusion of bones in a joint through surgery which causes immobility of the joint


(ɑrˈθrɒd ə sɪs)

n., pl. -ses (-ˌsiz)
surgical immobilization of a joint.
[1900–05; arthro- + Greek désis binding together]
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Noun1.arthrodesis - the surgical fixation of a joint which is intended to result in bone fusion
arthroplasty - surgical reconstruction or replacement of a malformed or degenerated joint


n. artrodesis.
1. fusión de los huesos que forman una articulación;
2. anquilosis artificial.
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The Acumed Ratcheting Compression Plating System is intended to be used for fixation such as LisFranc arthrodesis, mono or bi-cortical osteotomies in the forefoot, first metatarsophalangeal arthrodesis, Akin osteotomy, midfoot and hindfoot arthrodeses or osteotomies, fixation of osteotomies for hallux valgus treatment (Scarf and Chevron), and arthrodesis of the metatarsocuneiform joint to reposition and stabilize metatarsus primus varus.
Of the 27 patients, 6 of them required additional procedures: 5 radiocarpal arthrodeses and 1 DRUJ prosthesis.
In such cases, their arthrodeses were secured with K-wires until union was confirmed by x-ray, a process that occurred within 8 weeks in 92% of cases.
This includes an estimated 18,000 arthrodeses or 'fusions,' according to an article by D.