syndesmosis


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Related to syndesmosis: Tibiofibular syndesmosis, gomphoses

syndesmosis

 [sin″dez-mo´sis] (Gr.)
a joint in which the bones are united by fibrous connective tissue forming an interosseous membrane or ligament.

syn·des·mo·sis

, pl.

syn·des·mo·ses

(sin'dez-mō'sis, -sēz), [TA]
A form of fibrous joint in which opposing surfaces that are relatively far apart are united by ligaments; for example, the union of the styloid process of the temporal bone and the hyoid bone through the stylohyoid ligament, and the fibrous union between the radius and ulna (radioulnar syndesmoses) and the tibia and fibula (tibofibular syndesmoses).
[syndesmo- + G. -osis, condition]

syndesmosis

/syn·des·mo·sis/ (sin″dez-mo´sis) pl. syndesmo´ses   [Gr.] a joint in which the bones are united by fibrous connective tissue forming an interosseous membrane or ligament.

syndesmosis

(sĭn′dĕz-mō′sĭs, -dĕs-)
n. pl. syndesmo·ses (-sēz)
An articulation in which the bones are joined by a ligament.

syn′des·mot′ic (-mŏt′ĭk) adj.

syndesmosis

[sin′desmō′sis] pl. syndesmoses
Etymology: Gk, syndesmos, ligament
a fibrous union in which two bones are connected by interosseous ligaments, such as the anterior and the posterior ligaments in the radioulnar and tibiofibular articulations. Compare gomphosis, sutura.
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Syndesmosis

syn·des·mo·sis

, pl. syndesmoses (sin'dez-mō'sis, -sēz) [TA]
A form of fibrous joint in which opposing surfaces that are relatively far apart are united by ligaments.
[syndesmo- + G. -osis, condition]

syndesmosis

A joint in which the bones are connected by ligaments or fibrous sheets.

syndesmosis

fibrous joint, in which two relatively remote surfaces are united by a ligament, e.g. interosseous ligament uniting inferior tibia and fibula

syndesmosis

pl. syndesmoses [Gr.] a joint in which the bones are united by fibrous connective tissue forming an interosseous membrane or ligament that allows a modest amount of movement.
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Its implantation requires fusion of the syndesmosis, and this has proved to be a source of potential problems.
These two cases are good examples of a number of secondary findings commonly seen on MRI in association with injury to the distal tibiofibular syndesmosis.
In more severe cases, especially in competitive athletes, the treatment consists of surgical screw placement across the syndesmosis.
Diagnosis of a tear of the tibiofibular syndesmosis.
Even if I don't have MR images that include the entire syndesmosis, which goes into the lower leg," Dr.
The syndesmosis is addressed through a separate anterolateral incision.
Twenty-nine percent of patients had delayed union (defined as more than 6 months), while 9% had nonunion of the syndesmosis.
In this iteration of the cadaver experiment, when the MMOLC was disrupted along with a high fibular fracture and a disrupted syndesmosis, the talus dislocated from the mortise.
Ankle fractures are among the most commonly treated fractures in adults, (1) and syndesmosis instability is often associated with fibula fractures above the level of the distal syndesmosis ligaments (Weber type C).
The ankle syndesmosis is made up of four ligaments, including the anterior inferior tibiofibular ligament (AITFL), the posterior inferior tibiofibular ligament (PITFL), the transverse tibiofibular ligament (TTFL), and the interosseous ligament (IOL), a distal extension of the interosseous membrane (Fig.
These may include: partial or complete tears of the peroneal tendons, peroneal synovitis, fractures of the talus, medial ligament injuries, injuries to the syndesmosis, fifth metatarsal fractures, calcaneocuboid crunches, "snowboarder's" fractures, and post-sprain neuritis of the sural nerve, superficial peroneal nerve, deep peroneal nerve, and posterior tibial nerve.
Further evaluation should proceed with evaluation of the syndesmosis by use of the squeeze test.