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Can you tell me the difference between a damaged tendon and a damaged ligament?

Can you tell me the difference between a damaged tendon and a damaged ligament?

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 more

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Tendon (Definition)

Tendons are made up of collagen and are the functional tissue that interfaces between muscles and bone. Muscles generate force that is transmitted through its tendon that inserts on a specific bone that is moved in the plane of the connecting joint made ...Read more


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What is the main difference between tendon injury, ligament injury and muscle injury?

What is the main difference between tendon injury, ligament injury and muscle injury?

Alot: While mechanisms of injury to these structures may be similar and in many cases treatment may be similar they are very distinct anatomically and in terms of function and healing potential. So it would be important to know the location, type and extent of injury. ...Read more

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How can ligaments or tendons be teared?

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. ...Read more

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Which heals faster: a tendon injury or a ligament injury?

Which heals faster: a tendon injury or a ligament injury?

Tendon: Tendons have clear indications for immediate reconstruction and care. Ligament injuries are not visualized on x-ray, and are usually not treated in cases of fracture. If you have persistent myofascial pain or instability from injury seek a physician who has learned prolotherapy techniques for rehabilitation. Also, anti-inflamatory medicines taken for injury block ligaments from "self healing". ...Read more

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What kind of conditions/deficiencies result in poor healing in tendons/ligaments , or suspectability to injury ?

What kind of conditions/deficiencies result in poor healing in tendons/ligaments , or suspectability to injury ?

Here's a few: Poor nutrition or use of steroids will lead to poor healing. Overexercise or stress to limbs and joints without proper preparation, such as strength training and appropriate warm up, can also lead to injury. Also, some chronic disease processes, such as diabetes, can make one susceptible to injury. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I know if you have broken tendon or ligament in knee?

How can I  know if you have broken tendon or ligament in knee?

You need a doctor: I need more details to answer. You need to be evaluated clinically, we may need to do some tests. If not treated you could have problems like artritis. ...Read more

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Which muscles, tendons, and/or ligaments are involved when you bend your foot?

Which muscles, tendons, and/or ligaments are involved when you bend your foot?

Lots: There are too many to complete in this area but a link http://www.Eorthopod.Com/content/ankle-anatomy will explain and discuss the different anatomy. Take care! ...Read more

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Tendon or ligament connecting my thumb to my wrist constantly burns and hurts?

Tendon or ligament connecting my thumb to my wrist constantly  burns and hurts?

Tendonitis: See a hand specialist( orthopedist) who can help you. ...Read more

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How long should i be on crutches for 3 torn ligaments and subluxation (slipped tendon) in my ankle?

How long should i be on crutches for 3 torn ligaments and subluxation (slipped tendon) in my ankle?

All depends: On what grade sprain......at some point you could be converted to a cam walker boot but this would depend on amount of swelling, pain etc.... ...Read more

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Do ligaments and tendons require blood supply?

Yes: In order to survive they blood vessels that carry the blood for them. ...Read more

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Is a pulled ligament and a torn tendon the same?

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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How to know if you have broken tendon or ligament?

How to know if you have broken tendon or ligament?

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 more

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What can I do to treat loose ligaments and tendons?

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

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Are ligaments, tendons, and fasciae all kinds of connective tissue?

Are ligaments, tendons, and fasciae all kinds of connective tissue?

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

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Ligaments, tendons, and fasciae are all kinds of connective tissue, right?

Ligaments, tendons, and fasciae are all kinds of connective tissue, right?

Yes: Ligaments connect bones to other bones. Tendons connect muscles to bones. And fascia surrounds muscle groups. ...Read more

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What is the way to strengthen the tendons and ligaments..? i am an athlete..

Tendon strength: Hello: The quick answer is tendons and ligaments cannot be strengthened like muscles. The amount of collagen fibers in each tendon remains consistent regardless of the amount of muscle increase that occurs from exercise. Ligaments are the same story in that amount of fibers tissue remains consistent regardless of the amount of exercise placed on a joint. Best Regards. Dr. Reed ...Read more

Ligament (Definition)

A fibrous band of tissue that connects one bone to another. They hold joints in place. Dr. Fox's trivia test: what one bone is the only one ...Read more