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.

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.

pubic symphysis

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

pubic symphysis

the slightly movable interpubic joint of the pelvis, consisting of two pubic bones separated by a disk of fibrocartilage and connected by two ligaments. Also called symphysis pubis.
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Pubic symphysis

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.

pu·bic sym·phy·sis

(pyū'bik sim'fi-sis) [TA]
The firm, fibrocartilaginous joint between the two pubic bones.
Synonym(s): symphysis pubis.

pubic symphysis

The mid-line cartilaginous joint between the inner surfaces of the pubic bones.

pubic symphysis

the site where the two pubic bones are linked at the centre-front of the pelvis by a thick disc of fibrocartilage, allowing some flexibility, although there is no true joint cavity. Persistent pain in this area should suggest the symphysis as a possible cause but it is often misdiagnosed as arising from the groin or lower abdominal musculature. osteitis pubis is an inflammatory condition causing persistent discomfort especially in the midline with tenderness on pressure over the symphysis. Most common in kicking or running sports and in gymnastics and swimming (especially breast stroke). Treatment is often difficult and sometimes requires prolonged rest.
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The pubic symphysis is a secondary cartilaginous joint which under mechanical pressure and the influence of hormones progesterone and relaxin, relaxes by about 3-7 mm starting the first trimester of pregnancy.
Physical examination revealed sharp local pain on palpation over the left medial inguinal ligament, pubic symphysis, conjoint tendon and rectus abdominis insertion.
Pubic symphysis diastasis: Imaging and clinical features.
There are some fundamental principles, including maximising the range of motion in the hips, regaining effective muscle strength without stressing the pubic symphysis, facilitating abdominals/adductors as pubic symphysis stabilisers, and ensuring that a global strengthening programme is undertaken.
Cases with bones defects or pathological conditions on skeleton which could affect the morphological appearance of pubic symphysis, and consequently the estimation of age, were excluded from the study.
Edelmann (1943) stated similarly: "On the pubic symphysis the pelvis of the buck is thick and like a protuberance; that of the doe is thin, flat in front and slightly hollowed.
Groin pain is common in dancers, males in particular, and can represent a wide range of pathology from the hip laterally to the pubic symphysis medially and superoinferiorly from the lower abdomen to the upper thigh.
An oblique skin incision of about 6-8 cms is made from the hernial bulge itself to a point midway between pubic symphysis and umbilicus (Figure 1).
Osteitis pubis (OP) is an inflammatory disease of the pubic symphysis that can be very painful.
The topics include estimating the age at death by examining root transparency, age estimation of subadult remains from the dentition, application of the human sacrum in age at death estimation, estimating age from fetal remains, skeleton aging using frontal bone histomorphometrics, and a test of the forensic application of transition analysis with the pubic symphysis.
The pubic symphysis is where the innominate bones join anteriorly in the midline.
Pelvic radiograph showed widening of the pubic symphysis by 5cm.