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- n. A bony, flexible structure, resembling a joint, sometimes found after a poorly united fracture
- n. A groove in a block of stone that simulates a joint
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A condition in which, after fracture, there is failure of bony union, and there remains an actual joint or a fibrous union with slight movement.
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Failures and misfortunes are always more than possible, and instead of a solid and practicable bony union the sequel of the accident is sometimes a false joint, composed of mere flexible cartilage, a poor pseudarthrosis.
In the first instance the fracture is consolidated or united; in the second there is a false articulation, or pseudarthrosis.
Ms. Hajinian has been diagnosed with pseudarthrosis, a failed spinal fusion characterized by movement at the fused site.
Modified Sequential McFarland Bypass Procedure for Pre-pseudarthrosis of the Tibia.