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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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Treatment of tossy III acromioclavicular joint injuries using hook plates and ligament suture.
Surgical Treatment of Acute Acromioclavicular Joint Injuries Using a Modified Weaver-Dunn Procedure and Clavicular Hook Plate.
Rehabilitation of acromioclavicular joint separations: operative and nonoperative considerations.
All of these positional changes alter the relationship of the surfaces at the acromioclavicular joint and even the tracking of soft tissues may be altered eg.
The active compression test (25) (Figure 4) indicates acromioclavicular joint inflammation, arthritis, or injury if pain is localized to the top of the shoulder.
Pain localized to the acromioclavicular joint or "on top" is diagnostic of acromioclavicular joint abnormality, whereas pain or painful clicking described as "inside" the shoulder is considered indicative of labral abnormality.
The procedure, performed by a consultant musculoskeletal radiologist, showed fluid and inflammatory change in and around the acromioclavicular joint and extensive hypervascular tissue deep to the deltoid anteriorly.
Effect of capsular injury on acromioclavicular joint mechanics.
Type III fractures demonstrate intra-articular extension into the acromioclavicular joint.
Arthroscopic treatment of acromioclavicular joint injuries and results.
Sonographic detection, evaluation and aspiration of infected acromioclavicular joints.
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