collateral ligaments


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[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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Displacement of the ruptured ulnar collateral ligament at the metacarpophalangeal joint of the thumb.
Patient-induced stress test of the first metacarpophalangeal joint: A radiographic assessment of collateral ligament injuries.
Shearing fractures associated with rupture of the ulnar collateral ligament of the metacarpophalangeal joint of thumb.
Skeletal injuries associated with rupture of the ulnar collateral ligament of the metacarpophalangeal joint of the thumb.
Surgical management of chronic ulnar collateral ligament insufficiency of the thumb metacarpophalangeal joint.
In light of current studies investigating the validity of diagnostic modalities and the utility of various surgical techniques, it is useful to review the pertinent anatomy and pathology of the ulnar collateral ligament of the thumb metacarpophalangeal joint.
The proper collateral ligament extends from a point slightly dorsal to the mid-axis of the metacarpal head to the palmar aspect of the proximal phalanx (Fig.
The adductor mechanism presents as an aponeurosis superficial to the metacarpophalangeal joint capsule and ulnar collateral ligament.
Firoozbakhsh and associates reported on the properties of the native ulnar collateral ligament in cadaveric specimens.
In patients with suspected ulnar collateral ligament pathology, evaluation of the appropriate range of motion relies on the precedent of previous literature regarding the arc of motion observed in normal cadaveric specimens.
Nazarian LN, McShane JM, Ciccotti MG, O'Kane PL, Harwood MI: Dynamic US of the anterior band of the ulnar collateral ligament of the elbow in asymptomatic major league baseball pitchers.
Sasaki J, Takahara M, Ogino T, Kashiwa H, Ishigaki D, Kanauchi Y: Ultrasonographic assessment of the ulnar collateral ligament and medial elbow laxity in college baseball players.