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n. artificial ankylosis: the fusion of bones across a joint space by surgical means, which eliminates movement. This operation is performed when a joint is very painful, highly unstable, grossly deformed or chronically infected, or when an arthroplasty would be inadvisable or impossible. See also Charnley clamps.

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