syndesmosis

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syn·des·mo·sis

 (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.

syndesmosis

(ˌsɪndɛsˈməʊsɪs)
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

syn•des•mo•sis

(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 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.
The functional consequence of syndesmotic joint malreduction at a minimum 2-year follow-up, J Orthop Trauma 26: 439-43.