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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.

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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)

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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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MIS SI joint fusion surgery using a series of triangular, titanium porous plasma (TPS) coated titanium implants was performed with the patient on a radiolucent table to facilitate the use of intraoperative fluoroscopy.
Zyga Technology markets the SImmetry Sacroiliac Joint Fusion System, a minimally invasive procedure intended for various conditions including sacroiliac joint disruptions and degenerative sacroiliitis.
Prolix Sacroiliac Joint Fusion System, by Camber Spine Technologies, is a true fusion of the SI joint through a direct visualisation, minimally invasive approach.
The company said the Unite3D Bridge Fixation System is a groundbreaking 3D-printed technology that is designed to offer stability in foot and ankle arthrodesis (joint fusion) surgery.
The investment also will be used to continue funding the company's three ongoing prospective clinical studies including SIFI (sacroiliac joint fusion with iFuse implant system), a U.S.
RTI Surgical announced the peer-reviewed publication of two-year data of the SImmetry Sacroiliac Joint Fusion System in The Open Orthopaedics Journal.
Proceeds from the financing will be used primarily to fund expansion of the US sales organisation in following recent decisions to cover MIS SI joint fusion by health plans such as Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Geisinger Health Plan in Pennsylvania and First Coast Service Options, Inc., the Medicare administrator in Florida.
Minimally invasive sacroiliac joint fusion, for example, is one such emerging segment that is drawing attention away from the traditional spinal implant market.
M2 PHARMA-June 17, 2016-Florida Medicare Administrative Contractor Establishes Coverage for Si-Bone's MIS SI Joint Fusion
By developing new orthobiologic products for joint fusion, we will expand and diversify our offering to include innovative solutions for orthopaedic surgery.'

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