suspensory ligament


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suspensory ligament

n.
A ligament that supports an organ or body part, especially a fibrous membrane that holds the lens of the eye in place.

suspen′sory lig′ament



n.
any ligament that suspends an organ of the body, esp. the transparent ligament supporting the lens of the eye.
[1825–35]
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The two most common approaches involve injections of dermal fillers into the penis and an operation called suspensory ligament incision.
In the selected CT images with WW = 2350 HU, WL = 1180 HU settings and corresponding sections of the plastinated specimen; the metacarpal bone III and its sagittal ridge, the proximal sesamoid bones, proximal phalanx, middle phalanx, distal phalanx, distal sesamoid bone, branches of the suspensory ligament, collateral ligament, intersesamoidean ligament, deep digital flexor tendon, superficial digital flexor tendon, common and long digital extensor tendons were well determined.
Seeyouatmidnight had a suspensory ligament problem but is now fully recovered.
There is a predominance of suspensory ligament injuries in jumping, dressage and eventing horses (MURRAY et al., 2006).
The 2015 Champion Hurdle hero was a red-hot favourite to retain his crown last season before he damaged a suspensory ligament in the lead-up to the defence of his title.
The plane of dissection between the trachea and the thyroid gland through the anterior suspensory ligament attachments is extended in a retrograde fashion one-half to two-thirds of the way down the side of the trachea, followed by division of the superior pole as previously described.
When news Faugheen had a problem with his suspensory ligament filtered through, punters immediately asked two questions.
6 ml 2% Lignocaine Hcl was injected on lateral aspect of forelimb, above level of fetlock in groove between suspensory ligament and metacarpal bone to block palmar branch of ulnar nerve.
(7) The ligament that lies in the inguinal hernia sac in females believed to be the round ligament of uterus is actually the suspensory ligament of the ovary.
Basu said that he did like to link modern giraffes with fossil specimens to illustrate the process of evolution and they hypothesized that the suspensory ligament had allowed giraffes to reach large sizes that they otherwise would not have been able to achieve.
As their main finding, they described the suspensory ligament of the clitoris, with its superficial and deep components, which was observed in all specimens.
If the nerve has not been found inferiorly, it is justifiable to search for it in the upper part of the gland using the posterior suspensory ligament of Berry as a landmark [6,7].