Syndesmology

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Syndesmology

 

the branch of anatomy that studies articulations, joints, and ligaments. General syndesmology studies the types of articulations, and specialized syndesmology the particular features of each joint. The methods used in syndesmology include preparation and the microscopic and X-ray study of joint structure.

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Each chapter deals with a region or structure and follows a consistent format with sections on osteology, arthrology, ligaments, muscles, nerves, examination: history, reliability of the clinical examination, diagnostic utility of the clinical examination and a comprehensive list of references.
For Groensteen also, "one must recognize the relational play of a plurality of interdependent images as the unique ontological foundation of comics" and, significantly, in order to describe the full set of possible relations he uses "a generic term with a very broad meaning: namely, arthrology (from the Greek arthron: articulation)" (17, 21).

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