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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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Caption: Figure 2 Right shoulder radiograph obtained 9 months postoperatively demonstrating recurrent bridging bone across the acromioclavicular joint.
The majority showed acromioclavicular joint space narrowing and osteophytosis, and the leading glenohumeral joint findings were joint narrowing, calcification, and osteophytosis--highly suggestive of SIS.
5) Scapular dyskinesis has been linked to numerous injury patterns around the shoulder, including acromioclavicular joint pain, subacromial impingement syndrome, glenohumeral instability, and rotator cuff pathology.
The reason for the same is the rotational movement that occurs at the acromioclavicular joint, gets transferred to the fracture site which provides mobility to the lateral end resulting in the non-union.
The patient in this case did not present with any of the aforementioned pathology, however, MRA findings indicated moderate hypertrophic degenerative arthropathy of the acromioclavicular joint, mild narrowing of the supraspinatus outlet, and mild subacromial/subdeltoid bursitis.
Kapetanos, "A rare acromioclavicular joint injury in a twelve-yearold boy: a case report," The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery--American Volume, vol.
The patient is instructed to resist the force, and then report any pain on top of their shoulder, indicative of acromioclavicular joint pathology or pain or clicking inside their shoulder, which is indicative of a SLAP lesion.
ABSTRACTObjective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the security and effectiveness of AO/ASIF clavicle hook plate in the treatment of distal clavicle fractures and acromioclavicular joint dislocations.
Cadogan A, McNair P, Laslett M, Hing W (2013) Shoulder pain in primary care: diagnostic accuracy of clinical examination tests for non-traumatic acromioclavicular joint pain.
Nick injured his acromioclavicular joint on the top of his shoulder.
Contract award: Delivery system for obtaining autogenous growth factors from venous blood and autogenous bone marrow stem cells with a centrifuge lease, synthetic knee ligaments, the acromioclavicular joint, the ligament reconstruction of the Achilles tendon and ligaments; system for treating articular cartilage and osteochondral defects , a system to repair the damage meniscus and anterior cruciate ligament
4) Hematogenous spread in adults is less common than direct inoculation, but when it does occur it typically involves the 5 "S" joints: sacroiliac joint, symphysis pubis, sternoclavicular joint, spine, and acromioclavicular joint (shoulder).