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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After the alar ligaments were destroyed as well, diameter of the PADI increased to a mean of 18.00 mm [+ or -] 2.70 in neutral position and altered significantly (p = 0.04) in contrast to values assessed in specimen, if only the transverse ligament was cut.
Most of the damage in the whiplash group patients with grade 2 or 3 lesions was localized to the alar ligaments, said Dr.
A widened or uneven atlantodental distance implies that the alar ligaments are disrupted or dysfunctional.
Magnetic resonance imaging can be employed to evaluate the transverse ligament, alar ligaments, and spinal cord [4, 24].
The alar ligaments are also deep to the tectorial membrane.
Among the 420 patients we investigated, 20 (4.8%) had a complete rupture of the alar ligament and 52 (12.4%) had an incomplete rupture (table).