collateral ligaments


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col·lat·er·al lig·a·ments

[TA]
one of a pair of ligaments occurring on the medial or lateral sides of hinge joints that typically serve a major role in uniting the articulating bones and establish the radius of movement for the joint. Terminologia Anatomica recognizes the following collateral ligaments (ligamentum/a collaterale/ia): radial and ulnar collateral ligaments of elbow joint [TA] (ligamentum collaterale radiale articulationis cubiti [TA] and ligamentum collaterale ulnare articulationis cubiti [TA]); radial and ulnar collateral ligaments of wrist joint [TA] (ligamentum collaterale carpi radiale [TA] and ligamentum collaterale carpi ulnare [TA]); collateral ligaments of the metacarpal joints (ligamenta collateralia articulationes metacarpolphalangeae [TA]); collateral ligaments of interphalangeal joints of hand (ligamenta collateralia articulationes interphalangeae manus [TA]); fibular collateral ligament (of knee joint) [TA] (ligamentum collaterale fibulare [TA]); tibial collateral ligament (of knee joint) (ligamentum collaterale tibiale [TA]); lateral ligament of ankle joint [TA] (ligamentum collaterale laterale articulationis talocruralis [TA]); medial ligament of ankle joint [TA] (ligamentum collaterale mediale articulationis talocruralis [TA]); collateral ligaments of the metatarsal joints (ligamenta collateralia articulationes metatarsolphalangeae [TA]); collateral ligaments of interphalangeal joints of foot (ligamenta collateralia articulationes interphalangeae pedis [TA]).
Synonym(s): ligamentum collaterale [TA]

collateral

1. secondary or accessory; not direct or immediate.
2. a side branch, as of a blood vessel or nerve.
3. security for a loan.

collateral circulation
see collateral vessel.
collateral fissure
a longitudinal fissure of the cerebral hemisphere between the fusiform and parahippocampal gyri. Called also collateral sulcus.
collateral ligaments
collateral recruitment
the utilization of many small arterial-capillary units in pulmonary tissue during exercise and increased cardiac output, for increased exchange of gases.
collateral relationship
where two individuals have a common ancestor.
collateral sulcus
see collateral fissure.
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It is fused with the tibial collateral ligament which mahes it far less mobile than the lateral meniscus.
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.
Repair versus reconstruction of the fibular collateral ligament and posterolateral corner in the multiligament-injured knee.
Most injuries of the thumb are ligamentous injuries, usually involving an avulsion of the ulnar collateral ligament from the base of the proximal phalanx.
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.
Hand function after injuries to the collateral ligaments of the metacarpophalangeal joint of the thumb.
Injuries of the ulnar collateral ligament of the metacarpophalangeal joint of the thumb are encountered frequently.
The medial collateral ligament of dogs, also called medial radial ligament (Campbell), is thinner than the lateral collateral ligament (Sisson, 1996).
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.
Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging is an important imaging modality that is often used to diagnose damage to the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) of the elbow.
On the MR images of the dominant pitching arm, four of the fourteen subjects had increased thickness of the ulnar collateral ligament.