(n) strong elastic connective tissue which crosses a joint preventing excessive movement which could dislocate the joint. When a joint is forcefully moved beyond its intended range of motion a ligament can tear. The resulting injury is referred to as a sprain.
A band of flexible, fibrous connective tissue that is attached both bones at around a joint or from one vertebra to another. The main function of a ligament is to attach bones to one another, to provide stability of a joint, and to prevent or limit motion.
In bivalves, a horny elastic structure or structures joining the two valves dorsally, mostly posterior to the beaks, and acting as a spring that causes the valves to open when adductor muscles relax, the external ligament being under tension, the internal (sometimes called "cartilage" or "resilium") being under compression. The ligament is usually situated slightly behind the embryonic shell ( umbo). The ligament may be external ( dorsal to the hinge) or internal ( ventral to the hinge).
A column of liquid connecting two droplets or the unbroken column of liquid between the orifice plate and the droplet. In a continuous inkjet system, a stream of liquid under hydroastic pressure is expressed from the orifice plate. The liquid stream will then form into a shape of the lowest surface energy because of surface tension. Liquids in air form spheres. The ligament or connected stream will start to pinch down into varicosities or bumps. That portion if the liquid stream between the orifice place and the separation point where the first droplet breaks off is the ligament. Also the term refers to the smaller diameter cylinder of liquid between two droplets. This shape is also not stable and this ligament between the droplets separates from the two droplets to form the smaller droplets known as satellites.
A band of flexible, fibrous connective tissue that is attached at the end of a bone near a joint. The main function of a ligament is to attach bones to one another, to provide stability of a joint, and to prevent or limit some joint motion.
A band of tissue that connects or supports bones and joints. Ligaments can be over stretched (strained) or partially torn, (sprained) which results in inflammation or irritation of the ligament. This results in pain, tenderness, limitation of motion, and may affect joint stability.
A band or sheet of strong fibrous connective tissue connecting the articular ends of bones serving to bind them together and to both facilitate of limit motion. Ligaments also connect bones, cartilages and other structures and serve for support or for attachment of fascia or muscles.
(lig- a- ment): (from the Latin word ligamentum meaning ‘bandage') A ligament is a band or a sheet of tissue that connects two or more bones or cartilage. Extra capsular ligaments are the structures that hold the bones of various joints together. They keep them just apart so as to achieve maximum mobility with minimum friction. Some ligaments are specifically designed to restrict movement. Capsular ligaments are part of the capsule surrounding a joint. Their main function is to reinforce the joint. Ligaments are slightly elastic under tension. That is why a dislocated joint must be rest quickly to prevent the ligaments becoming lax and causing future problems.
A ligament is a tough band of fibrous connective tissue that joins various structures in the body; such as two bones. One example of a joint that uses ligaments is the knee joint; it is connected by four main ligaments. Ligament injuries are common amongst athletes. Ligament injuries are quite serious and usually very painful, they are caused by extreme stretching or tearing of a ligament. Some ligament injuries will heal with physio and rest, others will require surgery for repair.