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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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All patients in the PSI group underwent knee joint CT and standing full-length lower extremity radiography 2 weeks before admission.
A diagnosis of lipoma arborescence of bilateral knee joint and suprapatellar compartment was made based on classical imaging findings of fat signal intensity frond-like synovial proliferation with associated effusion.
Element elimination of knee joint ligaments and bone structure was deactivated in the simulations.
Second, massage is recom- mended to help gently and gradually bend the knee joint after release.
In most cases of RSLM, the first locking symptoms occur with severe pain when patients extend their knee joint from deep flexion [4-6]; the youngest reported age at which the first locking symptoms have occurred is 6 years [4].
On the intact legs, marker D was placed on the calf just above the ski boot, marker E was placed on the knee joint and marker F was placed on the hip joint (Figure 1).
Inclusion criteria: In accordance with the diagnosis criteria for knee OA; only one knee was involved; primary education level and above; without severe bone defects; 50-75 years old; without receiving internal or external treatment within two weeks before hospitalization; without history of knee joint surgery; without cerebrovascular liver or kidney diseases; without severe hypertension or diabetes mellitus.
The knee joint is the widest articulation and maybe the most complex one in the body (Proubasta et al.
The cartilage loss was measured as knee joint space narrowing (JSN).
The knee joint is the most common lower extremity joint to sustain an openjoint injury ranging from 51% to 91% of lower extremity openjoint injuries.
Classically this happens in sports injuries, particularly in the knees of rugby players where the ligaments that hold the knee joint in position can be torn if the upper or lower part of the leg twists the knee joint.