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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1995) reported that two screws instead of one would provide more stability in the treatment of syndesmosis injuries [30].
sup][3] The syndesmosis was held reduced with a large towel clamp and SEH was placed across syndesmosis from the fibula to the tibia which was secured to the tibia by a 3.
Barnes, "Symptomatic ossification of the tibiofibular syndesmosis in professional football players: a sequela of the syndesmotic ankle sprain," Foot and Ankle International, vol.
Fracture of medial malleolus, diastasis of distal syndesmosis, anterior tubercle avulsion of distal tibia and fracture of distal fibula
The incision is moved slightly anterior when the need to fix the anterior syndesmosis.
And the Syndesmosis ligament has also been slightly overstretched.
The ankle syndesmosis consists of an anterior and posterior tibiofibular ligament at the level of the plafond and an interosseous ligament located 1cm above the tibial plafond and is a condensation of the interosseous membrane (Lundberg et al 1989).
Magnetic resonance imaging confirmed the presence of soft tissue extension involving the tibiofibular syndesmosis and peroneal tendons (Figure 1, B).
Speaking in detail for the first time about Henson's treatment, Mr Thomas, a consultant orthopaedic surgeon for Vale Healthcare, said: "Gavin's accident injured the ligaments that bind the tibia and fibula bones of the ankle together "The damage caused to this area - known as the syndesmosis - meant that the two bones running from the knee down to the ankle would spring apart if force was applied to the joint.
MRI findings associated with distal tibiofibular syndesmosis injury.