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Is ligament laxity a disease?

Is ligament laxity a disease?

Yes or no: Ligament laxity can be a manifestation of a disease (usually hereditary) but most often, it is just the way you are made. Some people are loose-jointed and some are naturally stiff. ...Read more

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Ligament Laxity (Definition)

Ligaments are soft tissue structures that support and protect the joints in the body. One of the ways ligaments do this is by restricting the range of motion a certain joint will have, thereby protecting them from injury. When ligaments are "lax", they do not restrict the range of motion of a joint putting the joint at increased risk of injury; for example a sprain of the ...Read more


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Is a knee ligament tear a permanent injury?

Is a knee ligament tear a permanent injury?

Sort of: Your ligaments can heal but not usually to complete normal. Ask your ortho surgeon. Each ligament is different. ...Read more

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How is a posterior cruciate ligament injury typically diagnosed?

How is a posterior cruciate ligament injury typically diagnosed?

Examination: Most good sports medicine professionals will be able to tell you whether or not your PCL is torn based on your history and the physical examination they perform. If there is a question, then an MRI can be ordered to confirm the physicians suspicions. ...Read more

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How is a ligament sprain self-diagnosed?

How is a ligament sprain self-diagnosed?

Point tenderness: Each ligament is in a specific location so the pain will be at that specific location. However -- fractures and other injuries can present the same way so get checked and get an xray to be sure a bone in not broken. ...Read more

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How Is Ligament Laxity In The Shoulder Fixed?

It can B fixed-: - the procedure depends on the type of instability U have. Different procedure for multi-directional instability that 4 instability in 1 direction. ...Read more

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Is a creaky foot a sign of tendon and ligament injury?

Is a creaky foot a sign of tendon and ligament injury?

Could be: Without a full exam, this is difficult to get a complete picture. Some people will hear and feel popping from tendon injury but others will experience similar symptoms from joint injuries. This is probably something that you want to have evaluated by a foot and ankle specialist (podiatrist or foot/ankle orthopedist). ...Read more

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Osteoarthritis syndrome is a degenerative form of joint disease. What does it affect?

Osteoarthritis syndrome is a degenerative form of joint disease. What does it affect?

Virtually all joints: Most joints can be invovled, but some many more times likely than others. Cartilage deteriorates and has little capacity for regneration, since it is devoid of blood flow. Nutrition of cartilage is from diffusion of nutrient fromm blood flowing to adjacent bone and muscle. It can be primary, caused by wear and tear, or be caused by an inflammatory arthritis. Weight bearing joints more likely. ...Read more

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What is metaplastic bone in a ligament.

What is metaplastic bone in a ligament.

Metaplasia: Metaplasia is a non malignant change is an organ or tissue. For example, the esophagus if exposed to acid from the stomach can undergo intestinal metaplasia. It becomes similar to the lining of the intestine. In your case trauma has likely caused damage to a ligament which eventually calcified and then became bone. Hopefully this doesn't cause any symptoms. ...Read more

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What causes a knee joint to lock up? Is a displacement ot the mensicus root considered a tear? What is medium size joint effusion mean?

What causes a knee joint to lock up? Is a displacement ot the  mensicus root considered a tear? What is medium size joint effusion mean?

A meniscus tear: The most common cause of a locked knee is a large meniscus tear. When this happens, a portion of the meniscus gets stuck in a bad spot. This doesn't allow the knee to move freely, causing it to lock. Displacement of the meniscus root is a certain kind of tear. Sometimes, it can be repaired which can be hard. See an experienced surgeon. An effusion is fluid in the knee, likely from the tear. ...Read more

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How is a ligament sprain treated in er?

How is a ligament sprain treated in er?

RICE: Rest, ice elevation, wrapping (compression to for swelli, patients are usually given crutches based on pain level) x-rays are often done to ensure there are no broken bones ( a common problem that mimics sprains), pain medication or anti - inlammatories and patients are encouraged to see an md in a few days to be sure all is well the acronym :rice: refers to rest, ice, compression and elevation. ...Read more

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What is a ligament?

Ligament : A ligament is a band of fibrous tissue that connects bone to bone. It is different from tendon, which connect muscle to bone. Ligaments cannot contract but are usually present to stabilize joints. I hope this helps! ...Read more

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How is a sternoclavicular joint dislocation typically diagnosed?

How is a sternoclavicular joint dislocation typically diagnosed?

X-ray: It can sometimes be diagnosed with plain x-ray, but often a better study is ct scan which offers a 3-dimensional view of a 3-dimensional problem. Treatment is based on the severity of the dislocation, the direction of the dislocation, and whether it is acute or chronic. Suspected acute dislocations require early managment. ...Read more

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Is si joint pain usually due to a muscoskeletal injury?

Is si joint pain usually due to a muscoskeletal injury?

Yes but...: The definition and causes of sacroiliac joint pain or dysfunction is very broad and can be due to many different things. Musculoskeletal etiologies are common but that can be due to muscular, bony, ligamentous, tendon problems. Depending on the cause and severity of your pain you may need an MRI of the hip to detect the specific cause in order to get the correct treatment. ...Read more

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How is a posterior cruciate ligament injury typically treated?

How is a posterior cruciate ligament injury typically treated?

Depends on laxity: If you have an acute (recent) PCL tear that does not cause much laxity, you will probably be treated with physical therapy that stresses aggressive rehabilitation of the quadriceps muscles, which are in the front of the thigh. Acute PCL tear that causes significant laxity or if you have injured more than one ligament, you may need surgery to repair or reconstruct your pcl. ...Read more

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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