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Syndesmosis
Gray's subject #70 285

A syndesmosis is slightly movable articulation where the contiguous bony surfaces are united by an interosseous ligament, as in the inferior tibiofibular articulation.

Another example is found between the radius and ulna.[1 ]

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Syndesmoses are joints at which two bones are bound together by a ligament only. Syndesmoses are the most movable of the fibrous joints. The radius and ulna are bound to each other side by side, as are the tibia and fibula, by a syndesmosis in which the ligament forms a broad sheet called an interosseous membrane along the shafts of the two bones.

The tibiofibular syndesmoses are the only non-synovial joints in the lower extremity.Template:Fact


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