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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The integrity of this complex articulation is dependent on a number of supporting ligaments, of which the tectorial membrane and bilateral alar ligaments are the most important.
All 20 patients who had a ruptured alar ligament had intraligamentous signal changes in the transverse ligament.
Scheithauer, "Lesions of the alar ligaments in vivo and in vitro studies with magnetic resonance imaging," Spine, vol.
Willauschus WG, Kladny B, Beyer WF, Gluckert K, Arnold H, Scheithauer R: Lesions of the alar ligaments in vivo and in vitro studies with magnetc resonance imaging.
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.
He explained that on MRI normal alar ligaments and membranes show low signal intensity and appear dark.