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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Scheithauer, "Lesions of the alar ligaments in vivo and in vitro studies with magnetic resonance imaging," Spine, vol.
Such a fracture is classified as type I, is considered an impaction fracture of the occipital condyle and is potentially unstable, as the ipsilateral alar ligament may be incompetent; however, if the tectorial membrane and contralateral alar ligament are preserved, sufficient ligamentous support may remain to preserve stability.
Most of the damage among patients in the whiplash group with grade 2 or 3 lesions was localized to the alar ligaments.
Most of the damage in the whiplash group patients with grade 2 or 3 lesions was localized to the alar ligaments, said Dr.
1%) of injuries to the alar ligaments that were accompanied by signs of instability.
The alar ligaments are in number of two and its main function is to limit the axial rotation, the right alar ligament limits left rotation and vice versa (5,6,8,10).
The alar ligaments are also deep to the tectorial membrane.