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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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The sternoclavicular joint is commonly involved in ankylosing spondylitis, degenerative arthritic conditions (i.
The onset of sternoclavicular joint infection is insidious, and the duration of clinical symptoms ranges from a few days to 2 months.
3) Unlike other forms of septic arthritis, sternoclavicular joint septic arthritis may not manifest as a swollen and painful joint.
In 2006, Bae and colleagues (43) reported the results of surgical stabilization of the sternoclavicular joint for chronic instability after anterior dislocations.
The indications for surgery were described as "pain associated with instability of the sternoclavicular joint.
The goal of our systematic review was to determine the best method of reconstructing the unstable sternoclavicular joint.
CT is the modality of choice to evaluate anatomic detail as well as pathological conditions of the sternum, sternoclavicular joints, and adjacent soft tissues (19).
Imaging appearances of the sternum and sternoclavicular joints.