(redirected from hip joint)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.


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.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.


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)

Copyright © 1981-2005 by Gerald N. Hill and Kathleen T. Hill. All Right reserved.

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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
References in periodicals archive ?
The control group included 45 patients with hip joint gap > 3 mm.
In further stages, fatal complications such as renal failure, seizures, and lead encephalopathy may occur, and it can be difficult to diagnose without a detailed history of the patient.3,4 Furthermore, lead fragments that remain intra-articular may also result in proliferative synovitis and lead arthropathy which can provoke joint destruction.4,5 In addition, mechanical influence of intraarticular fragments can damage the articular cartilage and consequently lead to arthrosis of the hip joint.5
"It is always desirable to preserve the hip joint, but once there is a certain degree of cartilage loss, then a joint replacement will have superior results," says Dr.
(1) Hip joint is considered as a spherical joint of 3 DoFs, which are f/e DoF, a/a DoF, and intra/extrarotation DoF.
Two weeks after surgery, although she had been put in a hard abduction brace, postoperative posterior dislocation occurred when she pulled on her trousers and twisted her right hip joint. After closed reduction, we supervised the posture of dislocation and kept the patient in a hard abduction brace continuously.
The future research of this application should validate safe and effective parameters for diagnostic blocks and treatment in cadavers for all articular branches as well as any clinical information relevant to injection selection and/or outcomes, estimate the role of multipolar thermal radiofrequency in denervation of the hip joint, (65,66,75-77) and delineate any associated economic benefits of hip joint thermal radiofrequency.
There will be a particular RGO hip joint stiffness where the oxygen cost of walking will be at a minimum.
This is because children with abnormal muscle tone often have imbalanced forces pulling on the hip joint that can cause the joint to become unstable.
The hip joint is a "ball and socket" joint, and it is found below the muscles in the groin area, rather than the "hip bone" that you can feel which is part of the pelvis.
He explains that the hip joint is basically a ball-and-socket joint where pelvis and thigh converge.
The aim of such procedures is to improve pain and function without replacing the patient's own hip joint. For further information go to INSIDE & OUT with Mr Nigel Kiely - Orthopaedic Consultant, Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital & Spire Yale Hospital
ended up being the final blow to Abigail Mentzer's tender left hip joint. After the performance, she knew she had to see a doctor.