syndesmosis


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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

(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.

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.
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Trauma causing ankle syndesmosis injuries may be associated with Weber B or Weber C distal fibula fractures.
We defined disruption or instability of syndesmosis as the following: intraoperative AP radiograph that demonstrates a clear space of more than 6 mm between the medial wall of the fibula and the lateral wall of the posterior tibial malleolus, or distal tibiofibular overlapping of <5 mm measured 1 cm proximal of the tibial plafond, or a difference of more than 2 mm side-to-side in the tibiotalar or tibiofibular clear spaces on mortise radiographs.[22] As previously mentioned, in these PER injuries with SMM fractures, positive prebony-fixation stress test and negative postbony-fixation stress test were observed.
This case shows support for the fixation of the unstable syndesmosis after reduction with 2 quadricortical screws, showing that this fixation can be performed safely if there is hardware in the ipsilateral tibia.
Two ankle syndesmosis sprains (NYC) had an estimated true cost of 6 weeks each, and an MCL tear (NYC) also required surgery placing its true estimated cost at 6 weeks.
The most clinical and biomechanical studies about syndesmosis injuries include the method of screw fixation.
Imaging can be helpful in confirming the diagnosis of PAIS or excluding other plausible posterior ankle conditions such as; Achilles tendinopathy, tarsal tunnel syndrome, osteochondral lesion, talocrural osteoarthritis and syndesmosis rupture that can often mimic PAIS.
Tibiofibular syndesmosis identified and release done.
*** Proximal fibular shaft fracture with rupture of distal syndesmosis
The instability of the syndesmosis was identified on the basis of the injury mechanism, the fracture pattern, and the external rotation stress test.
partial tear of his syndesmosis ligament in his upper left ankle
Radiographic measurement of the distal tibiofibular syndesmosis has limited use.