A syndesmosis is a fibrous joint between two bones and linked by ligaments and a strong membrane. The distal tibiofibular syndesmosis is a syndesmotic joint.
So, where are Syndesmoses found in the body?
Syndesmoses are found between the bones of the forearm (radius and ulna) and the leg (tibia and fibula). Fibrous joints strongly unite adjacent bones and thus serve to provide protection for internal organs, strength to body regions, or weight-bearing stability.
Subsequently, question is, what is an example of a symphysis joint?
(2) A symphysis consists of a compressable fibrocartilaginous pad that connects two bones. This type of joint allows for some movement. The hip bones, connected by the pubic symphysis, and the vertebrae, connected by intervertebral discs, are two examples of symphyses.
What are examples of fibrous joints?
Examples of fibrous joints include:
- sutures between skull bones,
- syndesmoses between certain long bones e.g. the tibia and fibula.
- gomphoses that attach the roots of human teeth to the upper- and lower- jaw bones.
How is syndesmosis treated?
Whether you need surgery or not, severe syndesmotic sprains are usually followed by physical therapy. The focus is on healing and regaining full range of motion and normal strength. Full recovery may take as long as 2 to 6 months.