collateral ligament


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collateral ligament

[kə¦lad·ə·rəl ′lig·ə·mənt]
(anatomy)
Any of various stabilizing ligaments on either side of a hinge joint such as the knee or elbow.
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Caption: Figure 3 (A, B)--Medial carpus: LCMD = medial collateral ligament, deep component, radial carpal bone, third carpal bone, LCMS = medial collateral ligament, superficial component.
Ulnar collateral ligament tear mainly occurs among the overhead throwing athletes, but it also occurs among general populations especially in manual labourers.
The medial collateral ligament (MCL) complex is one of the most commonly injured ligamentous structures of the knee joint which is the most important structure exerting the largest load response to both valgus and external rotation torques that may cause severe valgus instability with the rupture.
It is fused with the tibial collateral ligament which mahes it far less mobile than the lateral meniscus.
Abbreviations LCL --lateral collateral ligament MRI --magnetic resonance imaging ACL --anterior cruciate ligament PCL --posterior cruciate ligament BTB --bone--patellar tendon--bone PT --patellar tendon FISP --fast imaging with steady-state precession MPRs --multiplanar reformations
Treatment of isolated medial collateral ligament injuries in athletes with early functional rehabilitation.
Most injuries of the thumb are ligamentous injuries, usually involving an avulsion of the ulnar collateral ligament from the base of the proximal phalanx.
The elbow is one of the most stable joints due to the congruity of the articular surfaces and the soft tissues, which consist of the medial and lateral collateral ligaments (MCL and LCL) and muscles crossing the elbow.
Campbell coined the eponym, gamekeeper's thumb, in 1955, to describe chronic laxity of the ulnar collateral ligament.
The medial collateral ligament of dogs, also called medial radial ligament (Campbell), is thinner than the lateral collateral ligament (Sisson, 1996).
4] This parallels injuries in cross-country skiing where the most common injuries are medial collateral ligament sprains of the knee and UCL sprains of the thumb.
A scan has confirmed that the Brazil international damaged the medial collateral ligament in his right knee during last Saturday's 2-2 draw with Aston Villa.