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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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1 Participants included patients who had a risk factor that could impair their cervical spine fusion success; or they had a risk factor and received at least a two- or three-level arthrodesis.
1 kip bipolar endoprosthesis 2 osteotomy plates 3 short-end prosthesis to the hip 4 system for stabilizing the spine 5 knee cement endoprosthesis 6 silicone endoprosthesis of the metacarpophalangeal joints of the hand 7 silicone endoprosthesis of the palmar-joints of the hand 8 non-absorbable non-absorbable implant 9 plate for stabilizing arthrodesis of the foot using the lapidus method
These high opioid doses were likely to be seen in patients undergoing three procedures known to have considerable postoperative pain: pectus repair, posterior arthrodesis, and supracondylar fracture fixation.
According to the company, the Hintermann Series H2 Total Ankle Replacement System is indicated for use with bone cement to treat ankle arthritis in either primary or revision surgery of ankle joints damaged by systemic arthritis of the ankle, primary arthritis and secondary arthritisas well as for patients with a failed total ankle replacement or non-union/mal-union of the ankle arthrodesis, provided that sufficient bone stock is present.
He was destined to spend the rest of his life on painkillers until he heard about the ankle-fusing operation - arthroscopic arthrodesis - carried out at Spire Yale Hospital in Wrexham.
Harold was a mean golfer, but as a result of locomotor problems due to an arthrodesis of his ankle followed by a rupture of the tibialis anterior, he changed to bowls and thoroughly enjoyed the social mix of his fellow bowlers.
TLIF is commonly performed to obtain a 360-degree spinal arthrodesis through a posterioronly approach in conditions such as degenerative disk disease, degenerative scoliosis, pseudarthrosis, recurrent disk herniation, and spondylolisthesis.
Arthrodesis operations may be considered as an alternative to our approach.
The secondary reconstruction procedures to improve the function and stability include shoulder arthrodesis, rotational osteotomy of the humerus and tendon-muscular transfers or a combination of these techniques.
Arthrodesis in neutral dorsiflexion with roughly 5 degrees of external rotation is reserved for end-stage ankle OA to allow for near normal gait and pain relief.
presenting after 6 weeks, the fracture is consolidated, bony union is achieved and original fracture line is difficult to recreate, hence the treatment of these malunions is intra-articular osteotomies particularly in young, active individuals or the salvage procedures (limited carpal arthrodesis, total wrist arthrodesis, proximal row carpectomy, wrist denervation, and wrist arthroplasty) for individual with severe cartilage degeneration, low functionl demand and elderly.