collateral ligaments

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col·lat·er·al lig·a·ments

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]
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Evaluation and treatment of injuries of the ulnar collateral ligament of the thumb metacarpophalangeal joint.
Further studies on collateral ligaments of knee and intertarsal joints in domestic fowl.
The lateral collateral ligament reconstruction involves identification of the common peroneal nerve and retracting it out of the way to avoid damage during surgery (Moatshe, Dean, Chahla, Cruz, & Laprade, 2016).
Tibial Collateral Ligament (medial collateral ligament)--this is a broad, flat, membranous band, situated nearer to the back than to the front of the knee joint.
The length of patellar tendon does not match the length of the lateral collateral ligament and, in the majority of cases is therefore not applicable for the lateral collateral ligament reconstruction.
Gamekeeper's thumb is a common injury and is used to describe an acute or chronic injury of the ulnar collateral ligament of the first metacarpophalangeal joint.
Medial collateral ligament insufficiency usually presents with pain.
The role of the oblique ligament in mechanical behavior of the medial collateral ligament of the mongrel dog elbow joint--some biomechanical aspects.
Magnetic resonance imaging has a high diagnostic accuracy in acute PCL injuries and is helpful in assessing tear location in the cruciate and collateral ligaments.
ORIF may lead to mediolateral instability, which is due to failure to reconstruct the collateral ligaments or due to lack of tissue healing.
(9) The main supporting structures include cranial and caudal cruciate ligaments, joint capsule, patellar ligaments, medial and lateral collateral ligaments, and menisci." (10-12) The proximal third of the fibula has a fibrous synarthrosis with the lateral tibiotarsus by means of the interosseous ligament and is attached at the fibular crest by a bifurcated proximal tibiofibular ligament.
In general, the collateral ligaments are best evaluated in the coronal plane, and the cruciate ligaments and extensor mechanism are best evaluated in the sagittal plane.