ligament ligament  /ˈlɪ ɡə mənt/


  1. (n) a sheet or band of tough fibrous tissue connecting bones or cartilages or supporting muscles or organs
  2. (n) any connection or unifying bond


  1. That's the type of damage in which the ligament detaches from the femur bone, and in adults, correcting the problem usually requires surgery to reconstruct the ligament.
  2. Pinned under the wreckage, she dug her way out with two broken arms, a broken finger, a gunshot wound, torn knee ligaments, an eye glued shut with blood, and other injuries.
  3. You can probably get away with fewer exercises that target your trunk muscles or stretch your tendons and ligaments, but avoid the temptation to ignore these altogether.


  1. After an ACL tear: Research opens door to new treatments to improve recovery for athletes

    Striking the likes of Chicago Bulls' Derrick Rose, L.A. Lakers' Kobe Bryant and Detroit Tigers' Victor Martinez, tears in the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) are one of the most rampant and serious knee injuries among athletes. Now, researchers have identified a new drug target that may prevent one of the most dreaded consequences of an ACL tear -- the weakening or loss of muscle tissue (muscle ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Science Daily

  2. AP source: MRI shows torn ACL for Saints' Butler

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- An MRI indicates that New Orleans outside linebacker Victor Butler has a torn anterior cruciate ligament, but it is too early to speculate on whether he will miss the whole season, a person familiar with the situation said Wednesday.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Associated Press via Yahoo! Sports

  3. Casilla to miss 2nd straight start after tearing ligament in finger

    Orioles second baseman Alexi Casilla will be absent from the starting lineup for the second straight game because of a finger injury suffered in the ninth inning of Sunday’s win at Tampa Bay. Casilla said X-rays on his right index finger were negative, but he tore a ligament and is still waiting for the swelling to die down. He tried to throw Tuesday and still had difficulty.        
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Baltimore Sun


  1. "It's just gone from one thing to another thing," said Beckham. "Maybe it's time for me to just say, 'I need the rest,' and get it right and don't come back until it's right. It doesn't feel good. With a ligament strain it is four to six...
    on Aug 30, 2007 By: David Beckham Source: Yahoo! Eurosport

  2. "Clint will be scanned [Monday], but we feel it might be a posterior cruciate knee ligament, which would be very bad for us," Fulham manager Roy Hodgson said.
    on Jan 18, 2010 By: Roy Hodgson Source: Chicago Tribune

  3. On Scholes, Ferguson added: "We do not know exactly how serious at this moment in time. It looks like medial ligament damage, which would be six to eight weeks - a bit of a blow."
    on Oct 1, 2008 By: Sir Alex Ferguson Source: Times Online

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