What is ankylosis?

Ankylosis is abnormal immobility and fixation of a joint.
artificial a. See arthrodesis.
bony a. See synostosis.
dental a. Fixation of a tooth to its socket as a result of ossification of the surrounding membranes.
fibrous a. Ankylosis caused by the presence of fibrous bands between the bones forming the joint. Also called pseudoankylosis.

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