The ankylosis (from the Greek : αγκυλος - bent, bent) is the medical term for a full joint stiffness . This can be caused by ossification of the joint space or changes (scarring) in the joint capsule . Often it is an inflammatory destruction, e.g. B. in rheumatoid arthritis . This is to be distinguished from tooth ankylosis, the (dentoalveolar) ankylosis of the teeth. Ankylosing describes the process of joint stiffening.
- Arthrodesis , the surgically induced joint stiffening
- Arthrofibrosis , a pathological increase in connective tissue in the area of the joint
- Contracture , a stiffening due to contracted surrounding soft tissue
- Reiter's disease , a reactive inflammation of the joints
- Ankylosing spondylitis (Bechterew's disease), a bending and stiffening inflammation of the vertebrae
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Psoriatica arthritis , an inflammation of the joints associated with the autoimmune disease psoriasis
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