ANCHYLOSIS. A stiff joint. Some divide this disorder into the true and false: the true, where the bones are united so as to become as it were one; the false is when, from the tendons being contracted, or other parts about the joint are diseased, the limb is rendered immovable. The general causes are ossification of the ligaments, strumous disorders, abscesses in the joints producing cancers, inflammation in the membrane lining the joints.— When the bones are united, the cure is impossible: even in the false the cure is very uncertain, on account of the difficulty of coming at the seat of the disease.
Harewood, Harry. A Dictionary of Sports. London: T. Tegg and son, 1835.
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