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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 joint angle was determined in a sagittal plane during the flexion-extension of knee joint and dorsiflexion-plantar flexion of the ankle joint in each stage of a whole gait cycle.
Similarly, significantly larger changes in angular displacement at the ankle joint from last toe strike to toe off were recorded in the attacking condition, with large effect sizes (t (20) = 5.
For the control and flat feet subjects the ankle joint moment plays the most important role to support the whole body (58.
For the ankle joint we obtain: angular displacements, velocities and accelerations.
While Erstad's ankle been diagnosed with everything from bone spurs to a bone bruise and even ligament and tendon damage, Erstad said the real trouble is coming from an irritated ankle joint.
For many with end-stage arthritis, fusion surgery is the last resort to relieve persistent and debilitating pain in the ankle joint.
When treating patients with residual ankle symptoms after an inversion ankle sprain (IAS), rehabilitation efforts are typically geared toward addressing deficits at the ankle joint and surrounding musculature.
Also, the left ankle joint is the one that takes immense strain every time the leading bowling foot is banged into the ground.
A sudden twist of the ankle joint on a slippery or uneven surface is enough to tear some of the fibrous bands that hold the ankle bones together.
It includes the musculature from the ankle joint or the tibiofibular-talus joint and includes muscles, ligaments, and tendons associated with the forefoot, mid-foot, and hind-foot.
Replacing a painful ankle joint can return arthritis patients to a pain-free life
These 60 studies were further grouped into 13 studies using goniometers to measure ankle joint ROM [12-13,61-71], 18 studies involving dynamometers to measure ankle strength (4 studies about handheld dynamometers [15,72-74] and 14 studies about isokinetic dynamometers [14,75-87]), and 29 studies with innovative ankle measurement techniques developed to measure various ankle parameters, including ankle ROM, strength, torque, and stiffness that may be used for real-time assessment of patient improvement [16-17,88-114].