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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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.
Our vet John Halley examined him and found that he had strained the check ligament at the back of the knee on his near foreleg.
However, Walsh snr said: "He pulled a check ligament last year but that is 100 per cent now.