check ligament


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check ligament

check ligament

A ligament that restrains the motion of a joint, esp. the lateral odontoid ligaments.
See also: ligament

check ligament

one of the two ligamentous accessory heads to the digital flexors of the horse. See also suspensory ligament.

check ligament desmotomy
a treatment for contracted flexor tendons in horses.
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However, trainer Philip Hobbs said yesterday: "It's a great shame, but due to a problem with the check ligament below his off-fore knee we've had to retire him.
Oughton said: "Cape Of Good Hope sustained a check ligament injury when third to Takeover Target in Australia in February.
The son of Woodman was found to have damaged a check ligament at the back of his near-fore knee when a
When vet John Halley examined him the following day he found that the colt had strained the check ligament at the back of his near-fore knee.