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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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Only endometriotic nidus on the surface of sacrospinous ligament or obvious lesion on the obviously thickening or hardening part was cut off, and the sacrospinous ligament was not completely cut off.
In TVM surgery using the Capio SLIM suture capturing device, the arms of the mesh can be driven through the sacrospinous ligament from both the anterior and posterior sites without the need for TVM needles or skin incisions; this surgery is thus considered to be minimally invasive.
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COMMENTS: This study shows comparison of intra and post-operative complications, anatomical results, functional outcome and sexuality between unilateral versus bilateral sacrospinous ligament for genital prolapse.
Although a prospective observational study that he and his colleagues have submitted for publication suggests that fixation at the sacrospinous ligament is best for patients with a cystocele as well as apical prolapse - because it provides better apical support (see sidebar) - data are generally limited in regard to outcomes with these kits.
Over the past 40 years, one of the most popular procedures in the vaginal surgeon's armamentarium has been the sacrospinous ligament suspension.
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