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United; coupled together in interest; shared between two or more persons; not solitary in interest or action but acting together or in unison. A combined, undivided effort or undertaking involving two or more individuals. Produced by or involving the concurring action of two or more; united in or possessing a common relation, action, or interest. To share common rights, duties, and liabilities.


adj., adv. referring to property, rights or obligations which are united, undivided and shared by two or more persons or entities. Thus, a joint property held by both cannot be effectively transferred unless all owners join in the transaction. If a creditor sues to collect a joint debt, he/she must include all the debtors in the lawsuit, unless the debt is specifically "joint and several," meaning anyone of the debtors may be individually liable. Therefore, care must be taken in drafting deeds, sales agreements, promissory notes, joint venture agreements, and other documents. A joint tenancy is treated specially, since it includes the right of the survivor to get the entire property when the other dies (right of survivorship). (See: joint tenancy, joint and several, joint venture, tenancy in common)


adjective allied, amalgamated, associated, coalitional, collaborative, collective, combined, common, communal, communis, community, concerted, concurrent, confederate, conjoint, conjugate, conjunct, consolidated, cooperative, coordinated, corporate, correal, harmonious, inseparable, joined, leagued, merged, mixed, mutual, shared, synergetic, unified, united
Associated concepts: joint account, joint action, joint advennure, joint and several liability, joint enterprise, joint interrst, joint liability, joint negligence, joint ownership, joint resolution, joint tenancy, joint tort feasors
See also: collective, common, concerted, concomitant, concordant, concurrent, conjoint, connection, consensual, federal, intersection, mutual, united

JOINT. United, not separate; as, joint action, or one which is brought by several persons acting together; joint bond, a bond given by two or more obligors.

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However, all had MRI abnormalities, including coracoacromial ligament edema (96%), entheseal region edema (82%), distal clavicular region edema (75%), coracoacromial ligament thickening (71%), acromioclavicular degenerative joint disease (64%), acromial region edema (61%), acromioclavicular joint edema (43%), and osseous spur (39%).
Disorders of the acromioclavicular joint, in Rockwood CA and Matsen FA (eds): The Shoulder.
For acromioclavicular joint injections, we see a similar pattern.
The aim of this case presentation is to describe the uncommon concomitant knee and acromioclavicular joint involvement in Tbc, characteristic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings that could be shown in osteoarticular involvement, and the diagnostic problems that may arise and lead to a delay in treatment.
Section 3 is "Common conditions of the shoulder joint" including chapters about glenohumeral instability, superior labral tears, rotator cuff disorders, biceps tendon pathologies, acromioclavicular joint disorders, glenohumeral arthritis, and fractures/trauma.
These are acromioclavicular joint arthritis, calcifying tendinitis, frozen shoulder, impingement and rotator cuff tears.
Updating other injuries sustained by jockeys at the four-day Killarney festival, Halley said: "Sean Flanagan, who had a fall on Tuesday, has suffered a dislocation of the acromioclavicular joint at the top of his shoulder and will have to be assessed by an orthopaedic surgeon.
The vertical shear stress may result in an upward translation of the humeral head, which may exacerbate the development of an impingement of subacromial structures against the overlying acromion, particularly in the presence of narrowed humeroacromial space or osteophytes beneath the acromioclavicular joint.
The shoulder braces that came with the operating table, although well-padded, could have been placed too medial to the acromioclavicular joint, resulting in direct compression of the upper trunk (C5, C6) of the brachial plexus against the first rib.
Among them are micro- instability, adhesive capsulitis, and acromioclavicular joint injuries.
The tight grip required on the steering wheel will cause stress to the hand, wrist and forearm, whilst at the upper end of the arm overuse of the rotator cuff and wear and tear on the acromioclavicular joint will be evident in the long term.
Shoulder injuries in golfers usually affect the lead shoulder and include acromioclavicular joint impingement, anterior labral impingement, classic supraspinous impingement, and tightness in the posterior capsule, as well as rotator cuff injuries.