Encyclopedia of Pain

2007 Edition

Ankylosis

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-29805-2_231

Definition

Bony ankylosis occurs when bone remodeling as a result of inflammation or damage occurs, resulting in a fusion of the joint. This causes joint immobility. Fibrous ankylosis occurs when inflammation of fibrous or connective tissues of the joint results in proliferation of tissue, and results in reduced mobility or stiffness of the joint.

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