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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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I have ligament laxity and I want to know if theres a treatment?

I have ligament laxity and I want to know if theres a treatment?

Muscle strengthening: Muscles are dynamic stabilizers of joints in motion. The strength and firing patterns of muscles can be optimzed through exercise (physical therapy) which may help to compensate for loose ligaments. This is the usual 1st line approach in a patient with symptoms of joint laxity. Only if this fails should surgical intervention be considered to tighten "loose" ligaments. ...Read more

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What to do if I have ligament laxity and i want to know if theres a treatment?

What to do if I have ligament laxity and i want to know if theres a treatment?

See below: All depend weather the ligament laxity is localized to one joint and the result of some injury(in that case reconstruction of the ligament may be needed)or wearher you have generalized laxity in all your joints, if that is the case ther is not specific treatment however you can do strenghening exercises and some times if you practice some sports bracing of that particular joint will prevent furth. ...Read more

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Could having ligament laxity make the knee more prone to the treatment options for ligament laxity?

?: U don't get treatment 4 lax ligaments if it is not due 2 an injury. Many times it is congenital & global, all joints. No treatment 4 that. ...Read more

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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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Is there any way to cure ligament laxity?

Is there any way to cure ligament laxity?

Physical therapy may: Ligaments are static stabilizers of joints. Muscles that cross a joint work as dynamic stabilizers. A goal of physical therapy is to help patients with joint laxity (loose ligaments and inefficient static stabilizers) improve their dynamic stability by improving the strength, endurance, and efficiency or reaction time and overall coordination to enable patients to avoid joint instability events. ...Read more

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Is there any way to help ligament laxity?

Is there any way to  help ligament laxity?

Exercise: Probably the best things would be to strengthen the muscles in the surrounding area of the joint with the laxity. Also, you can wear a splint, or have the affected area taped to provide additional support. ...Read more

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What exercises make ligament laxity better ?

Ligaments: There is not an exercise to help with ligament laxity, though exercise helps to strengthen the muscles around the joint that is typically stabilized by those ligaments. This helps recreate that lost stability. ...Read more

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I need some tips on dealing with ligament laxity?

Follow your docs --: Advise fully. Generally the ligaments gradually tighten as one grows older; pt to be done as advised ; supplemented with home exercises plan to be carried out without fail. All these activities are helpful due to increased strength in the muscles, so as to counter the effects of the laxity of the ligaments. Any episodes of dislocations/subluxations should be promptly reported to your orthopod. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Ligament laxity?

What is the definition or description of: Ligament laxity?

See below: 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 ankle due to laxity. ...Read more

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I need to know if there is any way to "cure" or help ligament laxity?

There is no CURE for: It. With age it does get less and less, slowly. Keeping stronger muscles with regular exercises will help to control things. See your orthopod for any specific problems, as in severe situations some of the joints might need to be fused, to optimize the function. Good luck and happy holidays. ...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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I have a mild ligament laxity, could this be eds?

I have a mild ligament laxity, could this be eds?

Las Vegas Gambler?: Ligamentous laxitity can be simple hypermobility syndrome. Unless accompanied by skin laxity, is is not likely eds. ...Read more

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What is lateral collateral ligament laxity?

Loose ligament: Laxity is an orthopaedic term for looseness. Normally, ligaments don't really stretch much. If a ligament gets partially torn, it can be functionally lengthened which can make a joint unstable. Some people have more lax ligaments than others. If there are no symptoms of instability, no worries! ...Read more

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Ligament laxity make the knee more unstable?

Ligament laxity make the knee more unstable?

Yes: I would recommend a lot of quad and hamstring strengthening to strengthen the surrounding area. Also, use of a patella sleeve or knee brace would provide some exterior support and prevent exercise related instability. ...Read more

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How do I know if ihave ligament laxity? What to do when feel like it? Feel weak when exercising, buckle in and out

How do I know if  ihave ligament laxity? What to do when feel like it? Feel weak when exercising, buckle in and out

Difficult: A mid- twenties male complaining of "ligament laxity" needs to inform us which joint or body part is "weak...Buckling in and out", and if there is any pain or discomfort associated with the sensation. If the sensation in the pelvic region is sciatica an associated symptom? Have there been any significant mechanical injuries? ...Read more

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Can I have surgery for shoulder instability on both shoulders at same time or back to back? Inherent ligament laxity. Very active lifestyle.

Can I have surgery for shoulder instability on both shoulders at same time or back to back?  Inherent ligament laxity.  Very active lifestyle.

Back to back: Theoretically - yes, but practically -unlikely. Chances are you will need at least one of your arms/hands to be available for taking care of yourself and your basic needs after surgery. It is difficult to go through rehabilitation when both shoulders are hurting. The good news is that your second time surgery and rehab will be a much easier experience since you will know exactly what to expect. ...Read more

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Is complete tear of proximal third of the ACL with ligament laxity very serious ? Do i need surgery ? Or can it be strengthern by exercise and physio

Is complete tear of proximal third of the ACL with ligament laxity very serious ? Do i need surgery ? Or can it be strengthern by exercise and physio

Probably surgery: Acl tears themselves usually do not heal, and the acl is a very important part of the stabilizers of the knee. There is a fairly small benefit strengthening the leg. Most people either have to accept that they will have to have a fairly inactive lifestyle, perhaps with a brace, or they will have to have it fixed. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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I have been recognised with recurrent sublexation of patella.Could you please suggest me the best way of cure.I have ligament laxity in all joints.

I have been recognised with recurrent sublexation of patella.Could you please suggest me the best way of cure.I have ligament laxity in all joints.

Biomechanics: Joint Hypermobiliy trait mostly female Many these women have genu varus or valgus, whereby patella rides non-linearly during knee flexion/extension. Knee can be shifted from genu to linear function by placing medial or lateral shoe insert; depending whether foot pronation or supination is desired; shifting vector of upper body weight as it meets leg. Medial insert for varus. Lateral for valgus. ...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