from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An articulation in which the bones are joined by a ligament.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A slightly movable articulation or joint where the contiguous bony surfaces are united by an interosseous ligament.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An articulation formed by means of ligaments.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In anatomy, the connection of bones by ligaments, fasciæ, or membranes other than those which enter into the composition of the joints.
Explainer, "Michelle Tsai incorrectly used the term syndesmosis as a synonym for" high ankle sprain. "
"But first reports are that it's not syndesmosis, which is a good starting point because that's the sinister ankle injury," Deans said.
Delport sustained a 'syndesmosis' injury to his left ankle during the Boks 'match against Zimbabwe on Day 1 of the George event.
But Myerson attached the plate and screws to the tibia and fibula to keep the space between them stable so the syndesmosis injury can heal.
With Owens, after his deltoid tore, the syndesmosis did, too, and the fibula fractured.
The malleoli tightly embrace the talus in all positions of the joint, so that any slight degree of side-to-side movement which may exist is simply due to stretching of the ligaments of the talofibular syndesmosis, and slight bending of the body of the fibula.
This is obtained by a slight outward rotatory movement of the lower end of the fibula and a stretching of the ligaments of the syndesmosis; this lateral movement is facilitated by a slight gliding at the tibiofibular articulation, and possibly also by the bending of the body of the fibula.
The first form is termed a symphysis (Fig. 298), the second a syndesmosis.
It is continuous below with the interosseous ligament of the tibiofibular syndesmosis, and presents numerous perforations for the passage of small vessels.
This syndesmosis is formed by the rough, convex surface of the medial side of the lower end of the fibula, and a rough concave surface on the lateral side of the tibia.
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