collateral ligament


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collateral ligament

One of the ligaments that provide medial and lateral stability to joints. They include the medial (ulnar) and lateral (radial) collateral ligaments at the elbow, the medial (tibial) and lateral (fibular) collateral ligaments at the knee, the medial (deltoid) and lateral collateral ligaments at the ankle, and the collateral ligaments of the fingers.
See also: ligament

collateral ligament

thickened areas within a joint capsule that increase capsule strength
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Biomechanical evaluation of the medial collateral ligament of the elbow.
Here, we present the case of a patient who underwent surgical treatment for medial patellofemoral ligament injury-associated acute patellar dislocation in addition to anterior cruciate ligament and medial collateral ligament injury after knee dislocation.
It is grooved laterally for the tendon of Popliteus, which separates it from the fibular collateral ligament.
Biomechanical analysis of an isolated fibular (lateral) collateral ligament reconstruction using an autogenous semitendinosus graft.
Non operative management of isolated grade III collateral ligament injury in high school football players.
Nonsurgical treatment by immobilizing the thumb in a spica-type cast for 4 weeks can be considered in partial tears of the ulnar collateral ligament.
Assessing the collateral ligaments requires the elbow to be flexed to 20 - 30[degrees] to relax the anterior capsule and bring the olecranon out of the fossa.
Stener later described a lesion observed in many cases of complete rupture of the ulnar collateral ligament of the thumb metacarpophalangeal joint.
Campbell reported that the medial collateral ligament of the dog is located immediately below the junction of the pronator teres muscle and radial flexor muscle of the carpus, distally to their origins.
Late presentation of a ligamentous ulnar collateral ligament injury in a child.
The second degree sprain to his medial collateral ligament (MCL) - which links the thigh bone and the shin bone - is less severe.
The 30-year-old suffered medial collateral ligament damage during the 1-1 draw with Manchester United on Sunday and he was taken off in the 12th minute, with medical staff estimating the problem will lead to between three and four weeks on the sidelines, meaning he will face a race against time to be fit to face Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on October 25.