cruciate ligament


Definition of cruciate ligament

: either of two ligaments in the knee joint which cross each other from femur to tibia especially : anterior cruciate ligament

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Recent Examples on the Web However, the cruciate ligaments also work to stabilize the knee when the leg is rotating. Vivien Shaw, Quartz, "Scientists want to rewrite the evolution of walking—but should they?," 14 Dec. 2019 Zidane is also without Marco Asensio, who is out until 2020 with a cruciate ligament rupture, while Nacho has a medial collateral ligament injury., "Real Madrid Provide Injury Update on Luka Modric After Midfielder Picks Up Knock on Croatia Duty," 15 Oct. 2019 Long-term absentees Lewis Cook and Simon Francis continue to receive treatment for their respective cruciate ligaments tears, with Junior Stanislas having also been sidelined since the 2018/19 season., "Bournemouth vs Man City Preview: Where to Watch, Buy Tickets, Live Stream, Kick Off Time & Team News," 22 Aug. 2019 Real Madrid have provided an update on the injury suffered by playmaker Marco Asensio on Tuesday night in Washington, with the Spaniard set for surgery in the coming days after sustaining a ruptured cruciate ligament., "Marco Asensio to Miss Most of 2019/20 Season as Real Madrid Confirm ACL Rupture and Surgery," 24 July 2019 The 23-year-old has had to settle for game time with the youth teams for nine months since damaging his cruciate ligament against Manchester United in December., "Unai Emery Receives Injury Boost as Rob Holding Set to Feature in EFL Trophy Tie," 27 Aug. 2019 Bellerín is returning from a cruciate ligament injury and will be a welcome addition to Unai Emery's first-team, especially as Ainsley Maitland-Niles is still being used out of position to plug the gap in Arsenal's back four., "Injured Arsenal Trio Set to Return Next Month as Rob Holding Features for Under-23s," 29 Aug. 2019 Leroy Sane, who had previously been a target for Bayern, now looks set to stay at Manchester City after sustaining a cruciate ligament injury. James Masters, CNN, "Premier League clubs spend $1.7 billion in summer transfer window," 9 Aug. 2019 Liverpool defender Nathaniel Clyne has been ruled out for six months after sustaining a serious cruciate ligament injury in the United States., "Nathaniel Clyne Ruled Out for 6 Months After Liverpool Defender Suffers Cruciate Ligament Injury," 24 July 2019

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circa 1934, in the meaning defined above

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“Cruciate ligament.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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Medical Definition of cruciate ligament

: any of several more or less cross-shaped ligaments: as
a : either of two ligaments in the knee joint which cross each other from femur to tibia:
b : a complex ligament made up of the transverse ligament of the atlas and vertical fibrocartilage extending from the dens to the border of the foramen magnum

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