There are two stages of the disease. The first is the stiffness of the joint, which can be prevented or stopped. Second, the immobility of the joint that cannot be regained.
Types of ankylosis
Ankylosis can occur in accretion of bone or connective tissue. Can also be full or partial depending on the splice joint. And he spliced joint can be convenient or inconvenient, depending on the position of fusion.
What happens during disease joint
Ankylosauria occurs in several stages that can be distinguished by the symptoms. In the beginning, the person feels severe pain in the joint in the morning and evening to the place that fused. The joint in this time of day swells, hurts and produces a large amount of heat. After the pain disappears, and the joint is fully fused and no longer causes pain because it becomes permanently deformed.
The main symptom of the disease is the complete or partial immobility of the affected joint. If ankylosis will develop in the sitting position, the person will no longer be able to walk on two limbs normal, but if in a level position the fused joint, bend the leg is then impossible.
The causes of the disease
Ankylosis usually caused by severe injuries of the limbs, which then pass, but leave a trail behind him. Also arthritis and suppurative processes will be the Foundation for the formation of ankylosis.
To cure ankylosis, it is necessary to consult a doctor who will prescribe therapeutic exercises, massage, therapy and drug therapies. But if the situation is too serious, the fused joint can be replaced by a prosthesis that will perform a small part of its functions.