collateral ligament


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Related to collateral ligament: Radial collateral ligament, Fibular collateral ligament, Lateral collateral ligament

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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The ulnar collateral ligament is a short ligament that originates from the metacarpal head and inserts onto the medial aspect and base of the proximal phalanx of the thumb.
Three main tests for lateral collateral ligament instability have been described.
Stener later described a lesion observed in many cases of complete rupture of the ulnar collateral ligament of the thumb metacarpophalangeal joint.
The second degree sprain to his medial collateral ligament (MCL) - which links the thigh bone and the shin bone - is less severe.
The lateral collateral ligament (LCL) complex consists of the annular ligament, the radial collateral ligament, the lateral ulnar collateral ligament (LUCL), and a variably present accessory LCL.
The only ligament he did not tear was the lateral collateral ligament.
For the dominant pitching arm, 4 of 14 subjects had increased thickness of the ulnar collateral ligament, 3 of 14 demonstrated Grade 1 changes, and 11 of 14 demonstrated no abnormal signal within the ligament.
The medial collateral ligament is the most common injury in football, with the outside ankle ligaments.
12 with the injury to his medial collateral ligament was that he would be out a minimum of four weeks.
Odom suffered a moderate sprain of the medial collateral ligament in his right knee, an injury that requires four to eightweeks of recovery.
He was hampered much of the season by a torn medial collateral ligament in his knee.
Washington recovered: Running back Chauncey Washington, who revealed Monday that it was a torn medial collateral ligament that slowed him during the second half of the season, finally is beginning to run with the burst and strength he showed before the injury.