false ankylosis

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false ankylosis

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(Pathology) a nontechnical name for pseudoarthrosis
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Fibrous ankylosis cases may be observed related to the delays in the treatment of zygomatic arch fractures, which may consequently lead to limitations in mouth opening (10).
Preoperative CT scans revealed fibrous ankylosis (n = 4), fibro-osseus ankylosis (n = 2) and bony ankylosis (n = 14), and that diagnosis was confirmed when the joint was exposed in the intraoperative period.
Patients with evidence of fibrous ankylosis false ankylosis and recurrent cases were excluded.