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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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Growth in the market was further augmented in 2011 with the emergence of the SImmetry sacroiliac joint fusion system from Zyga Technology Inc.
s MIS SI joint fusion when billed using an AMA CPT code, the company said.
This prospective, 40-site, 250-patient trial will evaluate long-term fusion and pain reduction in patients receiving SImmetry Sacroiliac Joint Fusion.
M2 PHARMA-December 21, 2015-Medicare Administrative Contractor for Kentucky, Ohio Issues Positive Coverage for for MIS SI Joint Fusion
This approach can be an effective alternative to the traditional procedure of joint fusion.
The company said it plans to use the proceeds to support growing sales and market development efforts as coverage of minimally invasive sacroiliac joint fusion improves in 2016 and beyond.
Will the continued use of alternative treatments including the use of anti-inflammatory drugs and joint fusion surgeries constrain small-joint arthroplasty implant revenues?
We have demonstrated very favorable medium-term results in a small cohort of recreational golfers who have undergone this procedure in lieu of a joint fusion procedure for their debilitating arthritis.
SImpact is intended for sacroiliac joint fusion for conditions including degenerative sacroiliitis and sacroiliac joint disruptions.
It is expected that patients may be able to return to normal activities more quickly than when treated with joint fusion.
Current surgical options for later-stage patients for whom conservative treatments have failed include joint fusion, total or partial trapeziectomy or arthroplasty.

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