ligament

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Related to Alar ligament: Cruciate ligament, Tectorial membrane, apical ligament, Transverse ligament
  • noun

Synonyms for ligament

that which unites or binds

Words related to ligament

a sheet or band of tough fibrous tissue connecting bones or cartilages or supporting muscles or organs

any connection or unifying bond

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Ligaments stabilizing the atlantoaxial junction (C1-C2 joint), which are shown in Figure 1, include the tectorial membrane, the cranial extension of the posterior longitudinal ligament that limits axial distraction; the alar ligaments, which transfix the dens to the occipital condyles to restrain rotational motion; and the transverse atlantal ligament (TAL), which restricts the dens from impacting the cord in flexion.
The principal stabilisers of the CCJ are the tectorial membrane, transverse ligament and the alar ligaments (1) (see Fig.
4) Nasopharyngeal inflammation causes hyperaemia that may weaken the transverse and alar ligaments and the articular capsules resulting in atlantoaxial instability.
Krakenes explained that on MRI, normal alar ligaments and membranes show low signal intensity and appear dark.