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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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Caption: Figure 2 (A, B, C)--Lateral carpus: TMLDE=tendon of the muscle lateral digital extensor, LCLS = lateral collateral ligament, superficial component, LCLD = lateral collateral ligament, deep component.
Repetitive valgus force in throwing athlete leads to tear in ulnar collateral ligament causing a career ending situation among them.
The most frequently injured ligament is the cruciate ligament, accompanied by medial collateral ligament or posterolateral corner injury.
Fibular Collateral Ligament (lateral collateral ligament)--this is a strong, rounded, fibrous cord, attached to the back part of the lateral condyle of the femur, immediately above the groove for the tendon of the Popliteus, passing downwards to the lateral side of the head of the fibula, in front of the styloid process.
The length of patellar tendon does not match the length of the lateral collateral ligament and, in the majority of cases is therefore not applicable for the lateral collateral ligament reconstruction.
The ulnar collateral ligament is a short ligament that originates from the metacarpal head and inserts onto the medial aspect and base of the proximal phalanx of the thumb.
Three main tests for lateral collateral ligament instability have been described.
Injuries of the ulnar collateral ligament of the metacarpophalangeal joint of the thumb are encountered frequently.
Vickery, who led England at last autumn's World Cup and in the Six Nations championship this season, suffered a tear to the medial collateral ligament of his right knee
After a scan yesterday, the team said in a statement that he had suffered a sprained medial collateral ligament in his right knee and was ruled out for about six weeks.
It was the first game for the Clippers since seeing Livingston go down with a horrific left knee injury Monday, in which he dislocated his left knee and kneecap and tore his anterior cruciate ligament, posterior cruciate ligament, medial collateral ligament and lateral meniscus.
The distal part of the medial collateral ligament is divided into cranial and caudal portions, with the caudal portion being long and narrow, with a mean length of 3.
1] However, due to the nature of the injury and surrounding musculature, patients may be able to compensate for their injury, making this procedure potentially unreliable for a positive diagnosis of Ulnar Collateral Ligament (UCL) rupture.
Street completely tore her anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and partially tore the medial collateral ligament (MCL) (see diagram).