syndesmosis

noun
syn·​des·​mo·​sis | \ ˌsin-ˌdez-ˈmō-səs How to pronounce syndesmosis (audio) , -ˌdes- \
plural syndesmoses\ ˌsin-​ˌdez-​ˈmō-​ˌsēz How to pronounce syndesmosis (audio) , -​ˌdes-​ \

Definition of syndesmosis

: an articulation in which the contiguous surfaces of the bones are rough and are bound together by a ligament

Examples of syndesmosis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Two games into a season after reclaiming his career by starring in a background role with the Warriors, Chriss endured a right syndesmosis ankle injury with a fibular fracture. Rusty Simmons, SFChronicle.com, "Chriss brings positive perspective to Warriors, even as he rehabs broken leg," 25 Jan. 2021 Black landed a bit short on her vault at the final all-around event at the world championships in Stuttgart, Germany, and reportedly ruptured both the anterior talofibular and syndesmosis ligaments. Lori Nickel, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Less than 5 months after ankle surgery, Canadian gymnast Ellie Black makes a strong comeback in Milwaukee," 7 Mar. 2020 Szatkowski: High ankle spraining (has to do with) syndesmosis ligaments around the ankle. ... Football players and other athletes, soccer players, tend to injure these ligaments around the ankle. Shari Rudavsky, Indianapolis Star, "Orthopedic specialists explain what might be wrong with Andrew Luck's ankle," 14 Aug. 2019 Allowing for normal motion is what gets a patient back sooner versus having his syndesmosis (the joint between the tibia and fibula) fixed with screws, which are obviously metal and very rigid. Matt Zenitz | Mzenitz@al.com, al, "Inside Tua Tagovailoa’s quick recovery from ankle surgery," 6 Nov. 2019 High ankle sprains involve damage to a complex of ligaments located above the ankle joint known as the syndesmosis. Eric Branch, SFChronicle.com, "Talking syndesmosis: Ankle surgeon discusses Nick Bosa’s injury," 9 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of syndesmosis

1726, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for syndesmosis

New Latin, from Greek syndesmos fastening, ligament, from syndein

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2 Feb 2021

Cite this Entry

“Syndesmosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/syndesmosis. Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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syndesmosis

noun
syn·​des·​mo·​sis | \ ˌsin-ˌdez-ˈmō-səs How to pronounce syndesmosis (audio) , -ˌdes- How to pronounce syndesmosis (audio) \
plural syndesmoses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce syndesmosis (audio) \

Medical Definition of syndesmosis

: an articulation in which the contiguous surfaces of the bones are rough and are bound together by a ligament

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