Medical Dictionary

annular ligament


Medical Definition of ANNULAR LIGAMENT

:  a ringlike ligament or band of fibrous tissue encircling a part: a :  any of the transverse bands holding in place the extensor and flexor tendons of the wrist and ankle b :  a strong band of fibers surrounding the head of the radius and retaining it in the radial notch of the ulna—called also orbicular ligament c :  any of several strengthening bands of the tendon sheaths of the digits d :  a ring attaching the base of the stapes to the oval window


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