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ligaments

Bundles of a tough, fibrous, elastic protein called COLLAGEN that act as binding and supporting materials in the body, especially in and around JOINTS of all kinds. Ligaments are flexible but very strong and, if excessively strained, may pull off a fragment of bone at their attachment.
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Mit 13 Abbildungen [On the injuries to the cruciate ligaments.
Cruciate ligament disease occurs when the ligaments fray, leading to instability and cartilage damage.
Later, in the 1990s, Richardson promoted the concept that, in patients who have pelvic organ prolapse, the uterosacral ligaments do not become attenuated, instead, they break at specific points.
Posterolateral corner is stabilised by the arcuate ligament complex which consists of lateral collateral ligament; biceps femoris tendon; popliteus muscle and tendon; popliteal meniscal and popliteal fibular ligaments; arcuate ligament, lateral gastrocnemius muscle and fabellofibular ligaments.
The surgical anatomy of the joint is very significant because of patellar ligaments involved in femoro-patellar articulation (Read, 1999).
Patients frequently have ligamentous abnormalities, most frequently aplastic or hypoplastic cruciate ligaments.
A Injuries to the knee ligaments can occur in anyone who twists or hyperextends the knee, gets hit on the knee, or suddenly stops when running or shifts weight from one leg to another.
Two ligaments in the elbow aid in preventing it from dislocating, or popping out of the socket: the RCL and the UCL.
Our patient had no accompanying injuries, such as vascular injury, peroneal nerve injury, or fracture requiring reduction, so we performed early management (on day 16) and preferred to address all injured ligaments in one setting to avoid potential subluxation, reduce forces on the healing grafts, and allow the patient to begin rehabilitation.
And, while the cruciate ligaments were intact, a large pericruciate ganglion cyst was noted (FIGURES 1 AND 2).
Compared with burrowing or sessile bivalves, scallops have ligaments with greater resilience.