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lig·a·ment

 (lĭg′ə-mənt)
n.
1. Anatomy A sheet or band of tough, fibrous tissue connecting bones or cartilages at a joint or supporting an organ.
2. A unifying or connecting tie or bond.

[Middle English, from Medieval Latin ligāmentum, from Latin, bandage, from ligāre, to bind; see lien.]

lig′a·men′tal (-mĕn′tl), lig′a·men′ta·ry (-mĕn′tə-rē, -mĕn′trē), lig′a·men′tous adj.

ligament

(ˈlɪɡəmənt)
n
1. (Anatomy) 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
2. any physical or abstract connection or bond
[C14: from Medieval Latin ligāmentum, from Latin (in the sense: bandage), from ligāre to bind]

lig•a•ment

(ˈlɪg ə mənt)

n.
1. a band of strong connective tissue serving to connect bones or hold organs in place.
2. a tie or bond: The desire for freedom is a ligament uniting all peoples.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Medieval Latin ligāmentum, Latin: bandage <ligā(re) to tie. See -ment]

lig·a·ment

(lĭg′ə-mənt)
A sheet or band of tough fibrous tissue that connects two bones or holds an organ of the body in place.

ligament

Fibrous tissue that connects bones.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ligament - a sheet or band of tough fibrous tissue connecting bones or cartilages or supporting muscles or organsligament - a sheet or band of tough fibrous tissue connecting bones or cartilages or supporting muscles or organs
connective tissue - tissue of mesodermal origin consisting of e.g. collagen fibroblasts and fatty cells; supports organs and fills spaces between them and forms tendons and ligaments
falciform ligament - a ligament that attaches part of the liver to the diaphragm and the abdominal wall
ligamentum teres uteri, round ligament of the uterus - ligament attached to the uterus on either side in front of and below the opening of the Fallopian tube and passing through the inguinal canal to the labia majora
muscle system, muscular structure, musculature - the muscular system of an organism
2.ligament - any connection or unifying bond
attachment, bond - a connection that fastens things together
binder, ligature - something used to tie or bind
chain - a series of (usually metal) rings or links fitted into one another to make a flexible ligament
wire - ligament made of metal and used to fasten things or make cages or fences etc

ligament

noun
That which unites or binds:
Translations
رِباط
šlachavaz
ledbånd
ínszalag
liîband
靱帯
saite

ligament

[ˈlɪgəmənt] Nligamento m

ligament

[ˈlɪgəmənt] nligament m
to have a torn ligament → souffrir d'une déchirure des ligaments
He suffered torn ligaments in his knee
BUT Il a été victime d'une déchirure des ligaments du genou.

ligament

nBand nt, → Ligament nt; he’s torn a ligament in his shoulderer hat einen Bänderriss in der Schulter

ligament

[ˈlɪgəmənt] nlegamento

ligament

(ˈligəmənt) noun
a piece of tough substance that joins together the bones of the body. She pulled a ligament in her knee when she fell.

lig·a·ment

n. ligamento.
1. banda de fibras de tejido conjuntivo que protege las articulaciones y evita que sufran torceduras o luxaciones;
2. banda protectora de fascias y músculos que conectan o sostienen vísceras;
acromioclavicular ______ acromioclavicular;
alveolo-dental ______ alveolodentario;
anococcygeal ______ anococcígeo;
brachiocubital ______ braquiocubital;
capsular ______ capsular;
gastrocholic ______ gastrocólico;
glossoepiglottic ______ glosoepiglótico;
hepatoduodenal ______ hepatoduodenal;
iliofemoral ______ iliofemoral;
___ teardesgarre del ___;
long plantar ______ largo del plantar;
palmar ______ palmar;
radiocubital ______ radiocubital;
sternoclavicular ______ esternoclavicular;
trapezoid ______ trapezoide.

ligament

n ligamento; anterior cruciate — ligamento cruzado anterior
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5 to 4 cm above the inguinal ligament midway between the ASIS and the pubic tubercle.
The main theoretical advantage of blocking the F NB at the level of the adductor canal compared with the more proximal block at the level of the inguinal ligament is sparing of the motor function of the anterior thigh muscles (4, 5).
Group B: These patients had Darn Repair in tension free continuous prolence (0-1) suture between the conjoined tendon and inguinal ligament with apposition between these structures.
1H and 1I), very similar to the Lichtenstein technique, starting from the pubic tubercle, two sutures on internal oblique muscle avoiding iliohypogastric nerve, and with two sutures on the inguinal ligament of Poupart (Fig.
Right leg exploration then confirmed abscess extension into the limb via the iliopsoas muscle behind the inguinal ligament.
After that medial end of the strip is sutured with conjoint tendon by nonabsorbable 1/0 prolene and lateral end with inguinal ligament, reinforcing the posterior wall of the inguinal canal.
A 2 x 3 cm defect between the internal oblique fascia and the shelving edge of the inguinal ligament was exposed, and a highly redundant transplant ureter was reduced (Figure 2).
The consensus statement reports that this injury includes posterior inguinal wall weakness (this area represents a combination of the transversalis fascia and the parietal peritoneum), external ring dilation, conjoint tendon damage and tears in the inguinal ligament.
The inferior epigastric artery also serves as the lateral boundary of Hesselbach's triangle; the other two boundaries are the lateral edge of the rectus abdominis and the medial aspect of the inguinal ligament (FIGURE 2, page 54).
They occur through Hasselbach's triangle, which is anatomically demarcated by the inguinal ligament inferiorly, by the inferior epigastric vessels laterally, and by the rectus abdominus muscle medially (Figure 5).
These data would appear to suggest that if one or more nerves are not detected during surgery, it is possible that they could be inadvertently injured, entrapped, or secured, for example, if a continuous suture is introduced along the inguinal ligament or injured if the external spermatic vessels are divided to skeletonize the cord and thus generate severe pain at even some considerable time after the operation.
The nerve courses through the muscles of the pelvis and beneath the inguinal ligament (a ligament in the groin region).