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How can ligaments or tendons be teared?

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Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
Tendon/ligament tear: Ligaments stabilize and typically run along the sides if joints. Tendons attach muscle to bone. Ligaments are torn when a joint is dislocated or strained. Tendons are torn when the muscle pulling on the bone pulls with more force than the tensile strength of the tendon will allow.

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Last updated May 17, 2014

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