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The external capsule is a series of white matter fiber tracts in the brain. These fibers run between the most lateral (toward the side of the head) segment of the lentiform nucleus and the claustrum. White matter is one of the two main solid components of the central nervous system. ... In the anatomy of animals, the brain, or encephalon, is the supervisory center of the nervous system. ... The lentiform nucleus or lenticular nucleus describes the putamen and the globus pallidus within the basal ganglia. ... The claustrum is a thin layer of grey matter lying between the extreme capsule and external capsule in the brain. ...


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Orthopaedic - The Importance of Preserving and Suturing the Capsule for the Prevention of Dislocation following Total ... (1973 words)
By this we mean the preservation of capsular tissue during the incision; the protection of the capsule during dissection and the implantation of the device; and proper repair of the capsule at the end of the procedure.
The capsule is a sleeve that extends from the acetabular margin to the base of the femoral neck and the medial border of the greater trochanter.
The capsule is exposed by the gentle use of an elevator in the avascular plane that separates it from the external rotators.
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