Ligaments

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Ligaments
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  1. accessory ligament
    Any ligament that strengthens or supports another ligament.
  2. arcuate ligament
    • Means curved or bow-shaped ligaments; they are located in the spine and
    • assist in maintaining the erect position. (Also called ligamenta flava
    • [plural], and ligamentum flavum [singular].)
  3. collateral ligament
    • There are several types of collateral ligaments, including fibular,
    • radial, tibial, ulnar, etc. These are basically ligaments that are not
    • direct, but are supporting ligaments.
  4. coracoid ligament
    Coracoid means like a raven’s beak and is used to describe an area on the scapula. It is so named for its shape.
  5. cruciate ligament
    • Cruciate means shaped like a cross. There are different types of
    • cruciate ligaments, including anterior, posterior, and lateral. They
    • appear in many places in human anatomy, such as the knees, fingers, and
    • toes.
  6. falciform ligament
    Falciform means shaped like a sickle and appears near the sacral tuberosity as well as within the liver.
  7. inguinal ligament
    Inguinal is a term used to describe the groin area.
  8. interosseous ligament
    Interosseous means between bones and describes several different ligaments.
  9. longitudinal ligament
    Longitudinal simply means lengthwise. It is used to describe any ligament that runs lengthwise.
  10. nuchal ligament
    Nuchal means pertaining to the neck.
  11. triquetral ligament
    • Triquetral means three cornered and appears in different places
    • throughout the body. The prefix tri- should be familiar as meaning
    • three.

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