Arthrodesis definition

är-thrŏdĭ-sĭs, ärthrə-dēsĭs
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The surgical fixation of a joint to promote bone fusion, used to treat intractable pain.
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The surgical fixation of a joint to promote bone fusion, used to treat intractable pain.
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The fusion of a joint between two or more bones so that the joint can no longer move.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
arthrodesis
Plural:
arthrodeses

Origin of arthrodesis

  • arthro– Greek desis binding together (from dein to bind)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition