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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(13) In the present case the medial right crus attached to the bodies and intervertebral discs of the upper three lumbar vertebrae and blended with the anterior longitudinal ligament, but the additional right crus was attached only to the intervertebral disc between L3 and L4.
It usually involves the anterior longitudinal ligament of the thoracic spine, although it can also affect the cervical and lumbar spine as well.
The mechanisms triggering haemorrhage into the retropharyngeal space are thought to be due to injury to the longus colli muscles on the anterior surface of the vertebral bodies, the anterior longitudinal ligament or the anterior muscular and spinal branches of the vertebral artery (3).
This option preserves the anterior longitudinal ligament and avoids patient vasculature (blood vessels).
Anterior subluxation occurs when the posterior ligamentous complexes rupture, but the anterior longitudinal ligament remains intact.
Our goal is to identify the anterior longitudinal ligament, and this area can be fairly vascular.
The anterior longitudinal ligament (ALL) is a low-signal, linear structure along the anterior portion of the vertebral body cortex and disks.
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