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also an·chy·lo·sis  (ăng′kə-lō′sĭs)
1. The consolidation of bones or their parts to form a single unit.
2. The stiffening and immobility of a joint as the result of disease, trauma, surgery, or abnormal bone fusion.

[New Latin, from Greek ankulōsis, stiffening of the joints, from ankuloun, to crook, bend, from ankulos, crooked, bent.]

an′ky·lot′ic (-lŏt′ĭk) adj.
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Adj.1.ankylotic - relating to or characteristic of the abnormality ankylosis


a. anquiloso-a, anquilosado-a.
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2) Kaban (1990) had given a protocol that included: aggressive resection of the ankylotic segment, ipsilateral coronoidectomy, contralateral coronoidectomy when necessary, lining the joint with temporalis fascia or cartilage, reconstruction of the ramus with costocondral graft, rigid fixation of the graft, early mobilization and aggressive physiotherapy.
Caption: FIGURE 2: The intraoperative view shows A bone ankylotic bridge of 10 cm length and 2 cm thickness.
After smoothing the ankylotic joint surface, autogenous or alloplastic material is used to replace the meniscus.
The kind of trauma that usually results in ankylosis of TMJ is predominantly experienced in childhood, and if no treatment is undertaken for a fracture of the condyle, the ankylotic mass grows in the juxtra-articular tissue; this results in a bone mass of variable size.