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ligament

(lĭg`əmənt), strong band of white fibrous connective tissueconnective tissue,
supportive tissue widely distributed in the body, characterized by large amounts of intercellular substance and relatively few cells. The intercellular material, or matrix, is produced by the cells and gives the tissue its particular character.
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 that joins bones to other bones or to cartilage in the joint areas. The bundles of collagenous fibers that form ligaments tend to be pliable but not elastic. They therefore permit freedom of movement within a certain limited range while holding the attached bones firmly in place. For example, the ligaments at the knee limit the movement of the lower leg to a certain range. Other types of ligaments form fibrous sheets that support such internal organs as the kidneys and the spleen.

Ligament

A strong, flexible connective tissue band usually found between two bony prominences. Most ligaments are composed of dense fibrous tissue formed by parallel bundles of collagen fibers. They have a shining white appearance and are pliable, strong, and noncompliant. A second kind of ligament, composed either partly or almost entirely of yellow elastic fibers, is extensible or compliant, thereby allowing the connected bones to move apart. See Connective tissue, Joint (anatomy)

Ligament

 

in man, a dense band or layer of fibrous tissue that connects skeletal bones or individual organs. Ligaments usually are found near joints and perform a variety of functions, depending on the movements in the joint. Joint capsules are strengthened by reinforcing ligaments, limited in their amplitude by inhibiting ligaments, and directed in their movements by directing ligaments. In many joints, ligaments act as passive bands whose attenuation impairs static functions and alters the shape of the corresponding elements of the skeleton. The main blood vessels that nourish bone pass through some ligaments. The microscopic structure of articular ligaments consists of a variety of dense fibrous tissue whose dominant elements are bands of collagenous and elastic fibers.

The term “ligament” is often applied to anatomic formations not associated with joints, for example, the ligaments of visceral organs, which consist of fine double layers of peritoneum.

ligament

[′lig·ə·mənt]
(engineering)
The section of solid material in a tube sheet or shell between adjacent holes.
(histology)
A flexible, dense white fibrous connective tissue joining, and sometimes encapsulating, the articular surfaces of bones.

ligament

Anatomy any one of the bands or sheets of tough fibrous connective tissue that restrict movement in joints, connect various bones or cartilages, support muscles, etc.
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12) tarafindan sunulan vakada ise akut tetrapleji gelisen 65 yasindaki erkek hastanin servikal CT incelemesinde havayolunu daraltan anterior osteofitler ve C3-6 arasi posterior longitudinal ligaman ve ligamentum flavum ossifikasyonu nedeniyle daralmis santral kanal, servikal MR goruntulemesinde de posterior longitudinal ligaman ossifikasyonuna bagli tekal sak ve kord basisi ile C3-4 duzeyinde akut kord kontuzyonu izlenmis ve hastaya akut donem yogun bakim destegini takiben sekiz hafta sonra C3-6 arasi posterior laminoplasti ile dekompresyon yapilmistir.
And the patient with more advanced LSS typically has a forward-stooped gait as an accommodation to the stenosis; this posture is more comfortable because it straightens the encroaching buckled ligamentum flavum, Dr.
Stenosis of the spinal canal may be congenital or the result of spondylosis, including facet hypertrophy, ligamentum flavum hypertrophy, ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament, and posterior endplate spurring, which may be exacerbated by intervertebral disc herniation and congenital spinal canal stenosis.
We describe a 2-year-old girl in whom diagnostic workup of a foreign body impaction in the esophagus and recurrent respiratory tract infections revealed tracheal compression and impression of the esophagus due to a right aortic arch and ligamentum arteriosum.
This is different with the Misonix BoneScalpel, which gives me a high level of control in cutting bone structures with ease and precision while being able to stop right on the ligamentum flavum.
Treatable findings include labral tears, hypertrophic ligamentum teres, chondral lesions, loose bodies, and cam lesions of the femoral neck.
It has the potential to determine midline structures, the correct interspace and the depth to ligamentum flavum, but is technically challenging (27,80).
1c) and diffuse thickening and hyperintensity of the ligamentum teres (arrow in Fig.
2-6) Lymphangioleiomyomatosis cells were recently recognized as perivascular epithelioid cells, and LAM is categorized as one of the perivascular epithelioid cell tumor family, which includes angiomyolipomas, clear cell "sugar" tumors of the lung and extrapulmonary sites, clear cell myomelanocytic tumors of the falciform ligament or ligamentum teres, and rare clear cell tumors of other anatomic sites.
The most common site is the small intestine, the jejunum being particularly vulnerable due to its anchoring point at ligamentum Treitz.

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