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

[New Latin syndesmōsis : Greek sundesmos, bond, ligament (from sundein, to bind together; see syndetic) + -osis.]

syn′des·mot′ic (-mŏt′ĭk) adj.


n, pl -ses (-siːz)
(Anatomy) anatomy a type of joint in which the articulating bones are held together by a ligament of connective tissue
[New Latin, from Greek sundein to bind together; see syndesis]
syndesmotic adj


(ˌsɪn dɛzˈmoʊ sɪs, -dɛs-)

n., pl. -ses (-sēz).
a joining of bones by ligaments or other fibrous tissue.
[1720–30; < Greek sýndesm(os) bond (synde-, s. of syndeîn to bind together + -osis]
syn`des•mot′ic (-ˈmɒt ɪk) adj.
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The Worcester centre started the Aviva Premiership season only to damage the syndesmotic ligaments of the lower leg in mid October, resulting in surgery.
The stability of the syndesmotic joint between the distal tibia and fibula is mostly maintained by the ligaments between these two joints, rather than the bony structures.
sup][7] Therefore, the surgical fixation is usually recommended for the treatment of syndesmotic injuries.
All thirty six patients had undergone lateral closed wedge osteotomy with tibio fibular syndesmotic release.
Barnes, "Symptomatic ossification of the tibiofibular syndesmosis in professional football players: a sequela of the syndesmotic ankle sprain," Foot and Ankle International, vol.
These include suggestive of operation in isolated fractures of the lateral malleolus, the operative techniques used for syndesmotic injury and the subsequent postoperative management, and the trustworthiness of radiographic assessment of ankle fractures.
Lateral and syndesmotic ankle sprain injuries: a narrative literature review.
Correlation between radiological assessment of acute ankle fractures and syndesmotic injury on MRI.
Anterior drawer test, Kleiger's test and Syndesmotic testing was negative.
They did find, however, that MRI was useful in confirming or ruling out pathologies not related to syndesmotic ligament impingement.
That will tell you whether there is syndesmotic injury.
Its most distinctive and clinically important characteristic is its dependence on syndesmotic arthrodesis to provide support and surface area for fixation of the tibial component.