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ligaments

Bundles of a tough, fibrous, elastic protein called COLLAGEN that act as binding and supporting materials in the body, especially in and around JOINTS of all kinds. Ligaments are flexible but very strong and, if excessively strained, may pull off a fragment of bone at their attachment.
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On the outside or fibula side of the ankle are two ligaments. A ligament by definition maintains its length throughout the ankle's range of motion.
In dogs, various techniques are described to repair collateral ligaments. Bone tunnels may be used, but nonabsorbable suture material with bone screws as anchors are commonly employed.
Computed tomography (CT) revealed edematous inflammation of the falciform ligament, which was confirmed by diagnostic laparoscopy (Figure 1).
Triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) is composed of multiple distinct anatomic structures including the triangular fibrocartilage (TFC, the articular disk), meniscal homolog (MH), dorsal and volar distal radioulnar ligaments, the extensor carpi ulnaris tendon (ECU), ulnar collateral ligament (UCL), ulnotriquetral (UT) ligament, and the ulnolunate (UL) ligament.[sup][1],[2] The TFCC is the main stabilizer of the ulnar-sided wrist and the distal radioulnar joint (DRUJ).
This case study explores the perioperative story of a 27-year-old man who came to Boulcott Hospital in Wellington to have his knee ligaments reconstructed.
Posterolateral corner is stabilised by the arcuate ligament complex which consists of lateral collateral ligament; biceps femoris tendon; popliteus muscle and tendon; popliteal meniscal and popliteal fibular ligaments; arcuate ligament, lateral gastrocnemius muscle and fabellofibular ligaments.
The surgical anatomy of the joint is very significant because of patellar ligaments involved in femoro-patellar articulation (Read, 1999).
The main ligaments of the knee are the anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments and the medial collateral and lateral collateral ligaments.
That something is, in large part, the cranial cruciate ligament. As the name implies, the cruciate ligaments --both caudal (toward the tail) and cranial (toward the head)--form an "X" in the knee joint, holding the femur to the tibia.
El algoritmo de busqueda en la base de datos MEDLINE fue: discomalleolar[All Fields] AND ("ligaments"[MeSH Terms] OR "ligaments"[All Fields] OR "ligament"[All Fields]) OR discomallear ligament.
BRIAN replies: Two cruciate ligaments stabilise the stifle - knee - joint and cross over between the thigh bone and shin bone.