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Classification according to ICD-10
M24.6 Ankylosis of a joint
ICD-10 online (WHO version 2019)
Carpal ankylosis after past juvenile arthritis.

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.

See also

Individual evidence

  1. ^ W. Pschyrembel: Clinical dictionary. 265th edition. Verlag Walter de Gruyter, 2014, ISBN 978-3-11-018534-8 .
  2. N. Wagner, G. Dannecker (ed.): Pediatric Rheumatology. Springer, 2007, ISBN 978-3-540-32814-8 .
  3. DIMDI: ICD-10 (K03.5) ( Memento of the original from July 28, 2017 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. . @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  4. ankylosing | Findings interpreter. Retrieved February 7, 2020 .

Web links

Wiktionary: Ankylosis  - explanations of meanings, word origins, synonyms, translations