check ligament


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check ligament

[′chek ‚lig·ə·mənt]
(anatomy)
A thickening of the orbital fascia running from the insertion of the lateral rectus muscle to the medial orbital wall (medial check ligament) or from the insertion of the lateral rectus muscle to the lateral orbital wall (lateral check ligament).
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However, Walsh snr said: "He pulled a check ligament last year but that is 100 per cent now.
"But I'm afraid some of them have legs of glass and it seems he injured a check ligament under a knee, which means that his season is over."
A previous injury to his near-fore check ligament had been responsible for his earlier bouts of inactivity, and his jumping career was limited to just three appearances.
The French-bred seven-year-old, who capped a fine season with a convincing defeat of Ad Hoc to win the Gala Group Scottish Grand National at Ayr in April, was yesterday reported by owner-trainer Lavinia Taylor to have undergone an operation on a check ligament.
fetlock that produced the problem yesterday, while in the past his near-fore check ligament had given cause for concern.