a condition whereby a joint becomes immobile or consolidated due to membrane destruction or bone structure defects. Surgical fusion or rheumatoid arthritis can create this problem.

ANKYLOSIS: "A person with ankylosis has difficulty moving a joint due its fusion, which restricts movement in this area."
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