• OPLL
  • We observed minute ossifications in the posterior longitudinal ligament (PLL) of autopsy subjects that did not exhibit symptoms of OPLL. (biomedcentral.com)
  • To clarify this mechanism, we investigated the effects of in vitro cyclic stretch (120% peak to peak, at 0.5 Hz) on cultured spinal ligament cells derived from OPLL (OPLL cells) and non-OPLL (non-OPLL cells) patients. (springer.com)
  • The effects of cyclic stretch on the spinal ligament tissues derived from OPLL and non-OPLL patients were also analyzed by immunohistochemistry using an antibody against Cbfa1. (springer.com)
  • The expression of Cbfa1 was increased by cyclic stretch at the center of the spinal ligament tissues of OPLL patients, whereas no change was observed in the tissues of non-OPLL patients. (springer.com)
  • coccyx
  • Anterior sacrococcygeal ligament Coccydynia (coccyx pain, tailbone pain) Ganglion impar OMD: Definition Sinnatamby (2006), p 336 Morris (2005), p 59 This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918) Morris, Craig E. (2005). (wikipedia.org)