sacrospinous ligament


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sa·cro·spi·nous lig·a·ment

[TA]
the fibrous band that passes from the ischial spine to the sacrum and coccyx.

sacrospinous ligament

with the sacrotuberous ligament, an important architectural element of the walls of the true pelvis that links each pelvic bone to the sacrum and coccyx and converts two notches on the pelvic bones into foramina on the lateral pelvic walls.

sa·cro·spi·nous lig·a·ment

(sā'krō-spī'nŭs lig'ă-mĕnt) [TA]
The fibrous band that passes from the ischial spine to the sacrum and coccyx.

sacrospinous ligament

The ligament extending from the spine of the ischium to the sacrum and coccyx in front of the sacrotuberous ligament.
See also: ligament
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Fixation of mesh at the sacrospinous ligament will provide support for about 80% of the total vaginal length; fixation at a level 1 finger breadth below that will provide support for only 58% of the total vaginal length, Dr.
The relevant anatomy including the ischial spine, the sacrospinous ligament, the coccygeus muscle, and the lateral side wall with White's line, is identified (Fig.
The sacrospinous ligament is identified and isolated through this defect.
With a median follow-up of 6 months, five patients who underwent transabdominal paravaginal and sacrospinous ligament repair for vaginal prolapse had satisfactory anatomical results.
The transabdominal bilateral paravaginal and sacrospinous ligament technique incorporates two operative procedures: the paravaginal repair and the sacrospinous sling suspension.
These injuries are rotationally unstable, there may also be some vertical displacement but this is limited by the sacrotuberous and sacrospinous ligaments, which typically remain intact (1,2).
The new "Elevate" procedures attach to the sacrospinous ligaments about two centimeters from the spinous process and demonstrate consistent posterior/apical support.