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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Damaged check ligament in final gallop before Kentucky Derby, and had to be retired.
Confirming the mare's retirement yesterday, trainer Colm Murphy said: "We had already ruled her out of the Champion Hurdle next month due to a check ligament problem she suffered in the autumn, but we were hoping she would come right and be ready to run a bit later in the season.
However, trainer Philip Hobbs said yesterday: "It's a great shame, but due to a problem with the check ligament below his off-fore knee we've had to retire him.
Oughton said: "Cape Of Good Hope sustained a check ligament injury when third to Takeover Target in Australia in February.