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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Radial neck Osteolysis after annular ligament reconstruction.
On the palmar aspect of the fetlock, the digital fascia is reinforced by the palmar annular ligament, which is fused with the proximal digital annular ligament.
Vibration therapy via the Vibromax Therapeutics[TM] technique was employed over the radio-ulnar joint, annular ligament, all symptomatic muscles and the facial chains of the upper limb.
It originates from the articular capsule in the region of the lateral condyle of the humerus, it crosses obliquely the cranial surface of the elbow joint and divides into cranial of long and caudal or short portions close to the annular ligament.
5) The LUCL originates from the lateral epicondyle, blending with fibers from the annular ligament but arching superficial and distal to it.
The facial recess was opened with a diamond bur, without causing injury to the annular ligament or the chorda tympani.
The anterior capsule extends proximally to the coronoid and radial fossae and distally to the anterior margin of the coranoid process and annular ligament.