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lateral

 [lat´er-al]
1. denoting a position farther from the median plane or midline of the body or a structure.
2. pertaining to a side.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

lat·er·al

(lat'er-ăl), [TA] Do not confuse this word with external or outer.
1. On the side. Synonym(s): lateralis [TA]
2. Farther from the median or midsagittal plane. Synonym(s): lateralis [TA]
3. In dentistry, a position either right or left of the midsagittal plane.
4. A radiographic projection made with the film in the sagittal plane; especially, the second view of a chest series.
Synonym(s): lateralis [TA]
[L. lateralis, lateral, fr. latus, side]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

lateral

(lăt′ər-əl)
adj.
Of, relating to, or situated at or on the side.
n.
A lateral part, projection, passage, or appendage.
v. later·aled, later·aling, later·als also later·alled or later·alling Football
v.intr.
To execute a lateral pass.
v.tr.
To pass (the ball) sideways or backward.

lat′er·al·ly adv.
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lateral

adjective Away from the midline, referring to the side; situated on either side of the cardinal sagittal plane
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

lat·er·al

(lat'ĕr-ăl) [TA]
1. On the side.
2. Farther from the median or midsagittal plane.
3. dentistry A position either right or left of the midsagittal plane.
4. A radiograph made with the film in the sagittal plane; especially, the second view of a chest series.
[L. lateralis, lateral, fr. latus, side]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

lateral

Of, at or towards the side of the body. From the Latin military word latus , a flank or wing. Unilateral means occurring only on one side; bilateral means relating to both sides.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

lateral

at the side of.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

lat·er·al

(lat'ĕr-ăl) [TA]
1. In dentistry, a position either right or left of midsagittal plane.
2. A radiographic projection made with the film in the sagittal plane.
3. On the side.
4. Farther from the median or midsagittal plane.
[L. lateralis, lateral, fr. latus, side]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

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(a) After osteotomy of the displaced lateral epicondylar fracture, the fragment contains lateral collateral ligament and extensor muscles.
a-b1: the width of capsular attachments of popliteus muscle, b2-c: the distance between popliteus muscle tendon junction and the PF, c-d: PF attachment width to the PT, e-f: PF attachment width to the fibular head, T: thickness, W: width, L: mid-length of the PF, u: upper part, m: middle part, l: lower part, LCL: lateral collateral ligament, PT: popliteus tendon, PF: popliteofibular ligament.
Combined PCL injuries involving either the medial collateral ligament (MCL), ACL lateral collateral ligament (LCL) or posterolateral corner will require surgical reconstruction.
Fitzgerald had scans of his left knee done after the game and it was confirmed that he sustained a ruptured lateral collateral ligament.
An Irish Rugby Football Union statement read: "Following medical review and scans of his left knee, it has been confirmed that Fitzgerald sustained a ruptured lateral collateral ligament that will require surgical repair."
At this point, you need to make sure that you are not dealing with another condition, such as a chronic meniscal (cartilage) tear, a sprained lateral collateral ligament (LCL), or lateral chondromalacia (a softening of the cartilage).
No articles were found that examined the diagnostic accuracy of physical examination techniques for medial collateral ligament (MCL) or lateral collateral ligament (LCD injuries.
But manager Pep Guardiola said he is not sure whether the Belgium ace will start the Premier League clash, after two months out with a lateral collateral ligament injury.
Left knee imaging demonstrated the Segond fracture along with a grade III lateral collateral ligament (LCL) tear with retraction (Figure 2), a grade II tear of the popliteus tendon and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) (Figure 3), and a grade I medial collateral ligament (MCL) injury (Figure 4), as well as partial thickness tears of the biceps femoris and vastus medialis.
In a study of 103 patients with various Schatzker-type fractures, a total of 99% presented associated soft-tissue injuries and 77% a complete anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) or lateral collateral ligament (LCL) injury, whereas 81% presented with a significant lateral meniscal tear and 44% a medial meniscal tear.[2] Abdel-Hamid et al .[12] showed that 71% of tibial plateau fractures came with intra-articular soft-tissue injuries.
The lateral collateral ligament along with the midlateral and posterolateral regions of the joint capsule are now exposed.

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