suspensory ligament


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suspensory ligament

n.
A ligament that supports an organ or body part, especially a fibrous membrane that holds the lens of the eye in place.

suspensory ligament

[səspen′sərē]
Etymology: L, suspendere, to hang, ligare, to bind
any of a number of ligaments that help support an organ or body structure, such as the suspensory ligaments inside the eye that hold the lens in tension.

suspensory ligament

Any LIGAMENT from which an organ or bodily part hangs, or by which it is supported.

suspensory

1. serving to hold up a part.
2. a ligament, bone, muscle, bandage or sling for supporting a part.

suspensory ligament
1. the modified interosseous muscle of the horse that arises from the palmar carpal ligament behind the knee (or the hock in the hindlimb) and suspends the pair of sesamoid bones behind the fetlock. The distal continuation of the ligament is composed of the cruciate, oblique and straight sesamoidian ligaments and the pair of extensor branches that unite with the common digital extensor tendon.
2. various other supporting ligaments.
suspensory ligament of the lens
delicate ligament suspending the lens from the ciliary body of the eye.
ovarian suspensory ligament
a peritoneal fold which forms the cranial limit to the mesovarium.
rupture of udder suspensory ligament
the medial attachment separates, the udder floor drops down and outwards so that the teats point laterally. The cow is difficult to milk, especially with a machine.
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12 Oak Tree Turf Championship at Santa Anita, came out of that race with damage to his left front suspensory ligament.
Then, in my desperation to prove his ability to win a Group 1, I made the mistake of taking him back to Japan where repeat of the injury to that suspensory ligament, sustained at the same place on the same track, has ended his career.
It was no more than Kayf Tara deserved after the Sadler's Wells entire had looked as if he might never race again following a suspensory ligament injury sustained on the eve of last year's Melbourne Cup.
Top Cees, trained by Ian Balding was taken to the Leahurst Veterinary Hospital for treatment with the racecourse vet reporting that the gelding had damaged his left-fore suspensory ligament.
A scan on the leg revealed that Time For Rupert has a problem with a suspensory ligament.
He pulled up slightly lame after a gallop last week, having tweaked a suspensory ligament.
The 1999 winner Fruits Of Love, who sustained an injury to a suspensory ligament while being prepared for the Hong Kong International Vase last December, returns to action in the 12-furlong contest having shown his well being with a racecourse gallop last week.
It was nothing serious, not like the suspensory ligament on his near-fore leg which he injured at Haydock in 1996, but enough to stop him running in this year's National, which was due to be his last race anyway.
The plan was to run in the World Cup but unfortunately he got a bit of a strain on a suspensory ligament and we decided it was too much of a risk," said South African trainer Herman Brown, whom he joined after last year''s race.
But his owner, Paul Duffy, said last night: "We were very hopeful for him in the Gold Cup but, as I understand it from Nick he's got a suspensory ligament problem.
Jefferson said: "He has injured a suspensory ligament on a front leg.
Godolphin's dual Irish St Leger winner, the mount of Frankie Dettori, has not raced since being withdrawn from last November's Foster's Melbourne Cup with an inflamed suspensory ligament.