ligament


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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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ADAM LALLANA will miss the start of the Premier League season after damaging his knee ligaments.
There are increasing demands placed on the hands to perform repetitive tasks, so the annular ligament is stressed every day and will eventually become lax and a source of chronic pain.
The injury often occurs when the weight is on the leg and the person is turning - this results in a strong, twisting force on the knee, which damages the ligament.
Unlike a tendon, ligaments have a very poor blood supply and a tear may not heal, in which case the ligament has to be removed.
Scientists revealed online in August and in print in October in the Journal of Anatomy the discovery of what can reasonably be termed, if only for slight dramatic effect, a new body part: the anterolateral ligament (ALL).
Patent 8,486,143, which relates to the L-C Ligament, a device for soft tissue regeneration of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) of the knee.
Probably the most important is the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL), which provides up to 80% stability to the knee, explaining why when injured or torn it is such a traumatic injury.
This location is the attachment site of the ulnar collateral ligament, one of the 2 collateral ligaments of the first MCP joint.
As well as dislocating his knee-cap, the centre-half has ruptured his medial ligament, anterior cruciate ligament and posterior cruciate ligament in his right leg.
Larger breeds, like labradors, are at risk of hip dysplasia and cruciate ligament disease.
This article will serve as a review of relevant anatomy, biomechanics, diagnosis, classification, and historical treatment of AC joint injury, with a focus on current surgical techniques of acromioclavicular and coracoclavicular (CC) ligament reconstruction.
Researchers studying the rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in the knee have developed a mechanism which could help fix the problem.
An injury we often see is rupture of the cruciate ligament in the stifle (knee) joint.
Veterinarians summarize the current understanding of the cruciate ligament rupture arthropathy to augment previous studies, which have focused on surgically treating the unstable stifle rather than the disease mechanisms.
Scans showed the 26-year-old defender had only sprained left knee ligaments and a left ankle ligament and he could be back in action by the end of next month.
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