annular ligament


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annular ligament

n.
The fibrous band of tissue that surrounds the ankle joint or the wrist joint.

annular ligament

annular ligament

A circular ligament, esp. one enclosing a head or radius or one holding the footplate of the stapes in the oval window.
See also: ligament

annular ligament

A fibrous band that surrounds the ankle joint and the wrist joint, acting to retain in position the ligaments passing across the joint.
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There are increasing demands placed on the hands to perform repetitive tasks, so the annular ligament is stressed every day and will eventually become lax and a source of chronic pain.
The patients with irreducible radial heads were found to have interposition of capsule annular ligament, brachial fascia, and biceps tendon causing the obstruction (Table 2).
The lateral collateral ligamentous complex consists of the radial collateral ligament, the lateral ulnar collateral ligament, the accessory lateral collateral ligament, and the annular ligament.
The annular ligament secures the proximal radioulnar joint.