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capsular ligament

capsular ligament in Medicine

capsular ligament n.
The thickened portions of the fibrous membrane of an articular capsule.

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  • There was no appearance of inflammation, however, on the exterior of the capsular ligament.

  • The weakest part of the capsular ligament lies opposite the lower and back part of the joint.

  • The capsular ligament, except in hydrops, is the seat of connective-tissue overgrowth, and tends to become contracted and rigid.

    Manual of Surgery Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
  • The capsular ligament of the joint is penetrated by the suppurative process, and a condition of septic arthritis results.

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot Harry Caulton Reeks
  • The neural arches of the vertebrae articulate one with another by the articular facets, each of which has a capsular ligament.

  • The capsular ligament surrounding this joint is very large and admits of free and extensive movement of the articulation.

    Lameness of the Horse John Victor Lacroix
  • Cysts of joints constitute an ill-defined group which includes ganglia formed in relation to the capsular ligament.

    Manual of Surgery Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
  • These three pairs of articulating surfaces are all enclosed within one capsular ligament.

    Lameness of the Horse John Victor Lacroix
  • The femeropatella ligaments are two thin bands which reinforce the capsular ligament.

    Lameness of the Horse John Victor Lacroix
  • Distension of the capsular ligament of the tibial tarsal (tibioastragular) joint with synovia is commonly known as bog spavin.

    Lameness of the Horse John Victor Lacroix

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