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).
- 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.
Late 16th century: modern Latin, from Greek sundesmos 'binding, fastening'.
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