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
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Ulnar collateral ligament injury of the thumb metacarpophalangeal joint.
Reconstruction of medial collateral ligament defects with a flexor-pronator fascia patch in complete open release of stiff elbows.
This report details a simple, effective, and successful extracapsular repair for instability in the intertarsal joint associated with medial collateral ligament damage in a duck.
Sakanaka, "Valgus instability of the elbow due to medial epicondyle nonunion: treatment by fragment excision and medial collateral ligament reconstruction," The Journal of Hand Surgery (Asian-Pacific Volume), vol.
Caption: Figure 3 (A, B)--Medial carpus: LCMD = medial collateral ligament, deep component, radial carpal bone, third carpal bone, LCMS = medial collateral ligament, superficial component.
Anatomic fibular collateral ligament reconstruction.
All these cases showed injury involving the popliteal tendon and lateral collateral ligament.
Lateral (fibular) Collateral Ligament: The aim of the surgical procedure of injured LCL is to restore its natural anatomy and biomechanics because of the importance of LCL as being one of the static stabilizers of the PLC (Kim et al.).
Lombardo, "Reconstruction of the ulnar collateral ligament in athletes," The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery--American Volume, vol.
The most frequently injured ligament is the cruciate ligament, accompanied by medial collateral ligament or posterolateral corner injury.1 Before surgery, a detailed physical examination and preoperative planning are important to identify possible additional injuries such as popliteal artery, peroneal nerve injury and concomitant posterolateral corner and cruciate ligament injuries.
And having been sent to hospital for tests, the European champions confirmed the Argentina international will be out for seven to eight weeks with a tear in the internal collateral ligament of his left knee.
A Barcelona statement read: "Tests have confirmed that Leo Messi has torn the internal collateral ligament of his left knee."