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Relating to or of the form or structure of a ligament.
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adjective Referring to, associated with, or characterised by ligaments.
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Relating to or of the form or structure of a ligament.
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1. Of the characteristics of LIGAMENTS.
2. Pertaining to a ligament or ligaments.
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Patient discussion about ligamentous

Q. Is ligament heating better than an arthroscopic surgery? I have a partial tear in my left knee (acl) and they wanna operate on me. I heard heating it can solve the problem. is it true?

A. i never heard of "ligament heating" from what i know- ligament has limited ability to regenerate. if partially torn it may need only physiotherapy and care. but if it's torn more then it can heal by itself- you need surgery. this is why there's orthopedics- to evaluate the situation, give you a diagnosis and the recommended treatment. it's always good to second guess because they are only human. you can ask other orthopedics and see what they say.

Q. I did a bad movement with my knee during a ball game. How can I know if I damaged the knee ligaments? 4 hours ago I played basketball. I did a great jump but when I landed I felt a very sharp knee pain? How can I know if I damaged the ligaments there?

A. The only way to know for sure is to check! Can estimate the severity of the problem. Is your knee red? Is it hot? Is it swollen? Does the pain have the same severity or does the pain increase with time? If you answered one of those questions with a 'yes' several hours after the injury, you should probably talk to your GP

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Osteoarticular dissection of the medial side of the foot demonstrating the ligamentous structures that join the two halves of the bipartite medial cuneiform with first metatarsal, navicular and between them.
The normal MRI features of ligaments and tendons in the hands were analyzed on 80 fingers and 20 thumb from 20 healthy volunteers (10 men and 10 women, right hands: 5 men, 5 women; left hands: 5 men, 5 women; age range from 21 to 53 years with mean age of 32 years) in Beijing Jishuitan Hospital from March 2014 to June 2016 without history of ligamentous and tendinous injuries in hands.
In addition to the ligamentous and potential bony disruption that occurs, the hyperextension of the carpus also results in increased widening of the space of Poirier.
Although the majority of published reports suggest significant improvement in neurological status without operative treatment [17, 28, 31, 35], surgical intervention can become necessary in selected cases if there are clear signs of instability with ligamentous injury and/or cord compression which does not improve [8, 9, 36].
Our case, atypical for its bilateral symptomology and its resolution over developmental time, lends credence to ligamentous laxity playing a role, at least initially, in the emergence of our patient's symptoms but does not explain its natural history.
Although there is a possibility that knee braces predispose motocross athletes to femur fracture, we do not recommend that these athletes discontinue knee brace wear as they have proven effective in protecting against ligamentous knee injury.
Of the 16 subjects (patients) who completed all evaluations, the subject (patient) with the lowest overall scores had a ligamentous injury with concomitant popliteal artery injury (KD3MC).
Concomitant ligamentous and meniscal injuries in floating knee.
Knee dislocations can be simply defined "as ligamentous disruptions with loss of continuity of tibiofemoral articulation" [1].
Preoperatively, the decision was taken to avoid use of ligaclips and skin staples as the patient was under consideration for early ligamentous intervention and therefore required preoperative MRI.
The SIJ complex consists of an articular region, a posterior ligamentous region, and a dorsal ligamentous region, which support the joint [26].
(1), the authors investigated the incidence of various ligamentous injuries in knees presenting with hemarthrosis.

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