A band of fibrous tissue that connects bones and cartilages, serving to support and strengthen joints.
A band of tissue, usually dense, white, and fibrous, that attaches bone to bone.
Bands or sheetlike fibrous tissues that connect bone to bone and reinforce joints from dislocation; they are nonelastic and have limited range of motion.
A ligament is a band of tough, fibrous tissue that connects two or more bones at a joint and prevents excessive movement of the joint.
A band or sheet of fibrous tissue connecting two or more bones, cartilages, or other structures, or serving as a support for muscles.
A thick band of fibrous tissue which connects the bones at a joint and forms the joint capsule.
A tough, elastic band of tissue that joins bones together at the joints.
Shiny, usually whitish, band of fibrous connective tissue that binds joints together and connects bones and cartilage.
Tough, fibrous bands of connective tissue that join bones together at joints and help support certain organs such as the liver, bladder, and uterus.
Strong cords that bind body structures together.
Strong, fibrous bands of connective tissue that function to hold the two bone ends to a muscle or organ.
A strap of tissue that connects bones at joints. Ligaments may allow some movement, as in the joints between the vertebrae, or may fix the joint so firmly that the bone will break before the ligament will detach.
A strap of tissue that connects bones at joints. A type of connective tissue, ligaments are made up of interlocking fibers to form strong cords. Some ligaments are inside joints to stabilize the bones, and others connect the bones outside the joints to provide protection. Ligaments may allow some movement, as in the joints between the vertebrae, or may fix the joint so firmly that the bone will break before the ligament will detach.
A tough band of white fibrous connective tissue that links two bones together at a joint. Ligaments are inelastic but flexible; they strengthen the joint and limit its movements to certain directions.
Strong bands of fibrous tissue which serve to bind together the bones entering into a joint. In some cases they are cord-like; in others, flattened bands whilst most joints are surrounded by a fibrous capsule or capsular ligament.
A band or sheet of strong fibrous connective tissue connecting the articular ends of bones, binding them together to limit motion.