Definition of arthrodesis in English:

arthrodesis

Syllabification: ar·throd·e·sis
Pronunciation: /ärˈTHrädəsis
 
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noun

  • Surgical immobilization of a joint by fusion of the adjacent bones.
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    • Also called joint fusion, in arthrodesis your surgeon uses pins to hold your joint in one position.
    • If delayed primary repair is not possible, options include the following: 1) leave it alone, 2) flexor tendon graft through the intact sublimis, and 3) arthrodesis of the DIP joint if unstable.
    • Reconstruction and midcarpal arthrodesis are last-resort procedures that are of questionable benefit to the athlete.

Origin

early 20th century: from arthro- + Greek desis 'binding together'.

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