symphysis pubis


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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.

symphysis pubis

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.
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Rupture of the symphysis pubis during vaginal delivery followed by two subsequent uneventful pregnancies.
The reported incidence of post-partum diastasis symphysis pubis varies between 1 in 521 to 1 in 30,000 deliveries (5) and 1 in 600 to 1 in 3400.
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After placing the pelvic tracker onto the iliac crest with three pins, the routine registration of the vertical plan, right and left anterior superior iliac spines, and symphysis pubis was completed (Fig.
She suffers from a condition called symphysis pubis dysfunction, which is associated with pregnancy and causes pains in the groin.
In the pelvis, joint laxity is most prominent in the symphysis pubis and the sacroiliac joints.
Depledge J, McNair PJ, Keal-Smith C and Williams M (2005): Management of symphysis pubis dysfunction during pregnancy using exercise and pelvic support belts.
Next, the clinician exerts pressure with the tips of the fingers to rotate the posterior fontanelle upward and toward the symphysis pubis.