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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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Analysis of MRI and MRI video findings in cranlocervical instability pathology of 420 patients with clinical symptoms consistent with possible spinal instability Findings Patients n (%) Complete alar ligament rupture* 20 (4.8) Incomplete alar ligament rupture* 52 (12.4) Alar signal-pattern variation; instability 81 (19.3) Alar signal-pattern variation; no instability 102 (24.3) Normal alar signal pattern; no instability 158 (37.6) Dens variation 4 (1.0) Elasticity syndromes 3 (0.7) Total 420 (100) (*)These 72 patients (17.1%)were referred to a neurosurgeon.
After the alar ligaments were destroyed, the average width of the AADI amounted to 2.59 mm [+ or -] 0.84 at neutral position and to 5.47 mm [+ or -] 1.23 (p < 0.05) in flexion and comes up to 2.53 mm [+ or -] 0.58 in extension on average (Figure 4 and Table 1).
The principal stabilisers of the CCJ are the tectorial membrane, transverse ligament and the alar ligaments (1) (see Fig.
The primary stabilizer of the atlantoaxial joint is transverse, and the secondary stabilizers are the alar ligaments. (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.
The alar ligaments are also deep to the tectorial membrane.