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Arm Ligaments And Tendons
R arm/shoulder/neck pain ×7yrs. Hand is cold, fingers swollen. Surgeries include : wrist tendon release/bone spur, wrist for torn ligaments & radial nerve release. Zero pain relief. Where to go now?
Pain specialist: Have a pain specialist evaluate you to determine if you meet criteria for complex regional pain syndrome. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: The tendons move your fingers and wrists. If it is damaged, you may lose the ability to bend or straighten the affected part. Ligaments support your joints, holding bones together. If that is damaged, you may have swelling to the region and instability to the joint. This means that it may hurt when you move the joint, or that it will move improperly. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ligaments: Ligaments go from bone to bone - usually short distance. Ligaments are usually not expendable. Tendons can be split , transferred and moved to substitute for damaged ligaments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Ligaments connect bones to other bones. Tendons connect muscles to bones. And fascia surrounds muscle groups. ...Read more
Function loss, defor: Most tendons perform a specified function. Loss of that function or deformity of the associated joint is likely the first indication of tendon or ligament injury. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Connections: Tendons connect muscle to bone. Ligaments connect bone to bone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes!: They are tissues that in children and adults are composed of collagen and some elastin. Children have more type 3 collagen, and in adults it is more type 1. As collagen ages, more cross-links form, limiting flexibility and stretch as we age. The three connective tissues you identify, have different collagen and elastin arrays, and are very avascular, compared to muscle, slowing healing time. ...Read more
Strengthen muscles: You can't alter the tension in the ligaments around a joint without surgery. You can however optimize the function of the surrounding muscles or dynamic stabilizers of the joint. This, for example, is the initial approach in someone who has an inherently loose shoulder (loose ligaments without tearing) and is often successfull. ...Read more
No : They are different anatomical structures. Tendons are the part of the muscle that attach to the bones, the muscle portion is their "belly". Ligaments are soft tissue structures that can prevent tendons from bowstringing or help stabilize certain bones. ...Read more
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