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

Any LIGAMENT from which an organ or bodily part hangs, or by which it is supported.
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An increased tendency for bone reactions such as sesamoiditis and osteitis was also observed in racing animals and desmitis in western sports horse, as previously reported (MURRAY et al., 2006), which also present higher occurrence of navicular disease and suspensory ligament injuries.
Early division of tracheal suspensory ligament attachments with or without mobilization of the smaller lobe greatly increases the extent of superior traction on the substernal component, thereby facilitating delivery of the substernal pole through the thoracic inlet and identification of the recurrent laryngeal nerves.
Hutson, "The suspensory ligament of the clitoris: connective tissue supports of the erectile tissues of the female urogenital region," Clinical Anatomy, vol.
In the formation of hepatodiaphragmatic interposition, hepatic factors including ptotic or small liver, abnormal falciform ligament or absence of the falciform ligament, diaphragmatic factors including degeneration of the diaphragmatic muscles, phrenic nerv palsy and increase in intrathoracal pressure as a result of tuberculosis or emphysema, colonic factors including abnormal extension of the colon, abnormal suspensory ligament or absence of the suspensory ligament, congenital malposition or malrotation of the colon are accused (8,9).
Some adhesions and tissues were freed along with the suspensory ligament, in order to give the boy better penile length.
"The horse has been a bit unlucky with a suspensory ligament injury and a splint.
WILLIE Mullins admits he is unsure when his star hurdler Hurricane Fly will return to racecourse action after suffering a sprained suspensory ligament.
Mills had harboured Derby aspirations for his pounds 100,000 recruit, but a suspensory ligament injury put paid to that.
The gelding had been off the track since May 2004 before then with a suspensory ligament problem and was a 25-1 chance for the Festival.
Alan Jarvis's eight-year-old gelding missed the entire 2004 season after straining a suspensory ligament, but his trainer reports him to be back in top form.
Eamonn Sheehy said: "He did a suspensory ligament two years ago and it looks as if he's done it again."