pubic symphysis


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symphysis

 [sim´fĭ-sis] (Gr.)
a site or line of union; a type of joint in which the apposed bony surfaces are firmly united by a plate of fibrocartilage.
symphysis menta´lis the line of fusion in the median plane of the mandible that marks the union of the two halves of the mandible.
pubic symphysis (symphysis pu´bis) the line of union of the bodies of the pubic bones in the median plane.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

pu·bic sym·phy·sis

[TA]
the firm fibrocartilaginous joint in the median plane between the two opposing surfaces of the pubic bones, which are united by an interpubic disc of fibrocartilage as well as the superior and arcuate pubic ligaments.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

pubic symphysis

n.
The joint located between the pubes in the lower abdominal region and composed of a fibrous cartilaginous material.
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symphysis pubis

A firm anterior fibrocartilaginous joint between the two pubic bones, which loosens during late pregnancy and delivery to facilitate the passage of a baby.
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pu·bic sym·phy·sis

(pyū'bik sim'fi-sis) [TA]
The firm, fibrocartilaginous joint between the two pubic bones.
Synonym(s): symphysis pubis.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

pubic symphysis

The mid-line cartilaginous joint between the inner surfaces of the pubic bones.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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The second tier included those elements that produced age estimates less than or equal to 20 years and greater than or equal to 30 years (Stage 0, 1, and 2 fusion for the long bones, and composite scores of 0-5 and 14-15 for the pubic symphysis), in order to capture those individuals at or outside one standard deviation from the antemortem mean age.
During incision and drainage of this abscess, the orthopedicians could not identify any communication of the sinus tract with the pubic symphysis. Thus, we concluded that this was an incidental development not directly related to the collection in the region of the diastasis.
Caption: Figure 1 The anterior pelvic plane tilt (APPt) is defined as the angle between the plane created by the bilateral anterior superior iliac spine to the pubic symphysis (A) and the coronal vertical plan (B).
Proximal medial thigh tumors were closest to the pubic symphysis (median distance: 5.2 cm versus 16.5 cm for other thigh versus 11.0 cm for buttock).
Upon presentation to the sports chiropractor, the patient indicated a general feeling of tightness through the left lower abdominal region and left anterior/medial thigh, and a sharp pain just superior to the pubic symphysis slightly left of midline.
The following Medical Subject Heading (MeSH) key words were employed: pubic symphysis diastasis [MeSH], pubic symphysis separation [MeSH],pregnancy [MeSH], labor [MeSH], and pubic symphysis dysfunction [MeSH].
I perform a similar hydrodissection under the urethra as I do in a retropubic procedure, though instead of injecting 5 cc's to the underside of the pubic symphysis on each side, I instead inject toward the obturator internus muscles.
Osteitis pubis is inflammation of the joint between the two halves of the pelvis that join in the front (pubic symphysis).
The inferior limit is defined as the horizontal plane including the pubic symphysis. To detect the level of the pubic symphysis, the anteriormost bony voxel is searched in a midsagittal slab whose thickness is 9.8 mm (=5 voxels).
The incontinence ring (FIGURE 12, page 52) and incontinence dish pessaries compress the urethra against the pubic symphysis. The knob is placed beneath the urethra, increasing the urethral closure pressure and thereby preventing urinary incontinence.
The sacroiliac and pubic symphysis areas are often overlooked because some physicians are not familiar with the ligament referral patterns from the lower back and pubic symphysis.
A RSH might be expected to expand inferiorly through fascial planes to the pubic symphysis or to the prevesicular space, especially if below the arcuate line and between the transversalis fascia and peritoneal planes.