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Joint

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.

joint

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)

joint

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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He had prominent joint contractures of his neck, elbows, and ankles, with notable asymmetry at the ankles.
The IP joint contracture also caused him to be upset because he could not play the "thumbs up" game with his classmates at school.
More recently, Ilizarov bone transport has been used with good success, as it simultaneously addresses issues of shortening, angular deformity, as well as soft tissue loss and joint contractures.
collagenase clostridium histolyticum or CCH) in patients with multiple Dupuytren's contractures resulted in comparable improvement in joint contracture and range of motion to those seen in previous studies when XIAFLEX was administered as single injections, 30 days apart.
Results showed comparable improvement in joint contracture and range of motion to single injection in previous studies -
Recurrence in the long-term extension study was standardized and prospectively defined as (a) a joint contracture that was successfully treated (had previously achieved a reduction in contracture to five degrees or less at the Day 30 evaluation after the last injection of XIAFLEX) and that subsequently increases by at least 20 degrees compared to the reference value with a palpable cord present or, (b) a joint which underwent medical or surgical correction to treat contracture in that joint.
Specifically, for this post hoc analysis, the definition of recurrence was (a) a joint contracture that was successfully treated (had previously achieved a reduction in contracture to five degrees or less at the Day 30 evaluation after the last injection of XIAFLEX) that subsequently increases by at least 30 degrees compared with the reference value with a palpable cord present or, (b) a joint which underwent correction to treat contracture in that joint.
The data indicate that patients injected with XIAFLEX achieved clinical success consistent with that from previous clinical studies, which showed that XIAFLEX was successful in reducing joint contracture to within five degrees of normal.
The results show that ninety-one percent of patients (21 of 23) treated with up to 3 injections of XIAFLEX achieved clinical success (reduction in joint contracture to within 0o to 5o of normal) in the double-blind phase.

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