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syndesmosis

Syllabification: syn·des·mo·sis
Pronunciation: /ˌsinˌdezˈmōsəs
 
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Definition of syndesmosis in English:

noun (plural syndesmoses /-ˌsēz/)

Anatomy
An immovable joint in which bones are joined by connective tissue (e.g., between the fibula and tibia at the ankle).
Example sentences
  • In the general sporting population, injury to the lateral ligaments accounts for around 90% of all ankle sprains, with less than 10% involving the syndesmoses or medial ankle or both.
  • Radiographs may reveal malleolar fractures, talar dome fractures or disruption of the ankle syndesmosis.
  • Leg specimens were prepared by transversely sectioning the proximal tibia above the proximal tibiofibular syndesmosis with a bone saw.

Origin

late 16th century: modern Latin, from Greek sundesmos 'binding, fastening'.

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