Tape escapement

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The ligament jam is the restriction of the movement of a joint by ligaments . A tape is used to guide biological joints. The function of a ligament of the musculoskeletal system from its origin and attachment . The tape jam prevents overloading the muscles and overstretching the joint.

Example: The inner ligament of the knee joint connects the inner knot ( condylus medialis ) of the thigh bone with the inner knot of the head of the tibia . This prevents the knee joint from opening in the frontal plane , but enables flexion and extension in the sagittal plane (working plane ).

The violent lifting of the belt lock, for example due to an accident, leads to


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