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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These investigators described four morphologies of the ligament, which generally coursed from the area near the tibial attachment of the anterior tibiofibular ligament downward toward the lateral gutter, with a talar attachment near that of the anterior talofibular ligament.
In this study, the anterior talofibular ligament was sprained in 26 subjects, the calcaneofibular ligament in 12 subjects, and the posterior talofibular ligament in 10 subjects.
This is partly because central motor programs are likely to predominate over peripheral feedback mechanisms in the postural control of otherwise neurologically healthy persons (Wilkerson and Nitz 1994), as implicated by findings of De Carlo (1986) of improved average balance time scores following anaesthesia of the anterior talofibular ligament.
As the Echo reported on Friday, Jamie is battling to recover from a severe strain to the anterior talofibular ligament of his left foot, which he suffered during a league game against Caernarfon three weeks ago.
The anterior talofibular ligament (a lateral supporting ligament) is most often involved.
With increasing plantar flexion the anterior talofibular ligament undergoes increased strain (26,34-36) as it moves to a nearly vertical position, (27,37) thus enhancing its risk of injury.
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