annular ligament


: a ringlike ligament or band of fibrous tissue encircling a part:
: any of the transverse bands holding in place the extensor and flexor tendons of the wrist and ankle
: 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

: any of several strengthening bands of the tendon sheaths of the digits
: a ring attaching the base of the stapes to the oval window

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“Annular ligament.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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