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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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Technical Considerations in the Treatment of Syndesmotic Injuries Associated with Ankle Fractures
Correlation between radiological assessment of acute ankle fractures and syndesmotic injury on MRI.
A dynamic ultrasound examination for the diagnosis of ankle syndesmotic injury in professional athletes: A preliminary study.
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.
For the Agility[TM] system, unique characteristics of the surgical technique include use of an external fixator to provide distraction and correction of alignment during implantation, as well as dependence upon syndesmotic arthrodesis for tibial component fixation.
DIAGNOSIS: Acute distal tibiofibular syndesmotic injury of the left ankle, frequently referred to as a high ankle sprain.
Tibiofibular syndesmotic sprains, or high ankle sprains, are less common.
8) In this study, the investigators established radiographic criteria for evaluating the adequacy of lateral malleolar reduction and syndesmotic disruption and then used these criteria to assess ankle fractures treated by medial malleolar fixation versus bimalleolar fixation.
He has injured the syndesmotic ligaments of the ankle, requiring surgery.
Despite the frequency and importance of these injuries, the management of ankle syndesmotic injuries has remained controversial since the first description in the 18th Century.
Towers and colleagues identified for the first time an indirect sign of syndesmotic tear, a frequently misdiagnosed injury more commonly known as high ankle sprain.
This test is performed by squeezing the tibia and fibula, which may elicit tenderness at the ankle if a syndesmotic injury is present.