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What is the definition or description of: joint instability?

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Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Joint instability: Pathologically loose joint. It may be caused by capsular or ligamentous insufficiency. A joint is the connection between 2 bones.
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Joint instability: Excessive laxity or motion of a joint--beyond it's normal excursion. May be related to ligament or capsule tears.

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