Suspensory Ligament

A suspensory ligament is a ligament that supports a body part, especially an organ.

Suspensory ligament may refer to:

  • Suspensory ligament of axilla, also known as Gerdy's ligament
  • Cooper's ligaments, also known as the suspensory ligaments of Cooper
  • Suspensory ligament of clitoris
  • Suspensory ligament of duodenum, also known as the ligament of Treitz
  • Suspensory ligament of eyeball, also known as Lockwood's ligament
  • Suspensory ligament of lens, also known as the zonule of Zinn or zonular fibre
  • Suspensory ligament of ovary
  • Suspensory ligament of penis
  • Suspensory ligament of thyroid gland, also known as Berry's ligament
  • Suspensory ligaments of breast, also known as Cooper's ligaments
  • Part of the suspensory apparatus of the leg of a horse. When the leg is supporting the horse's weight, this ligament supports the fetlock joint. Suspensory ligament injures are common in athletic horses.

Other articles related to "suspensory ligament, ligament":

Suspensory Ligament Of Ovary
... The suspensory ligament of the ovary, also infundibulopelvic ligament (commonly abbreviated IP ligament or simply IP), is a fold of peritoneum that extends out from the ovary to the wall of the pelvis ... Some sources consider it a part of the broad ligament of uterus while other sources just consider it a "termination" of the ligament ... It is not considered a true ligament in that it does not physically support any anatomical structures however it is an important landmark and it houses ...
Articular Ligaments - Examples
... Head and neck Cricothyroid ligament Periodontal ligament Suspensory ligament of the lens Thorax Suspensory ligament of the breast Pelvis Anterior sacroiliac ligament Posterior sacroiliac ligament Sacrotuberous ...
Suspensory Ligament Of Ovary - Composition
... The suspensory ligament of the ovary is one continuous tissue that connects the ovary to the wall of the pelvis ... In the anterior region, the suspensory ligament is attached to the wall of the pelvis via a continuous tissue called peritoneum ... In the more posterior region, the suspensory ligament is attached to the ovary via a continuous tissue called the broad ligament ...