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What happens when your knee ligaments are severed?

What happens when your knee ligaments are severed?

It is likely: that you will lose function of the knee - type of loss of function and degree of impairment depends on what is severed. ...Read more

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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How many ligaments are in the finger? What if you keep spraining the same finger? Any permanent damage?

How many ligaments are in the finger? What if you keep spraining the same finger? Any permanent damage?

2 coll, palmar plate: 2 collateral ligaments, palmar plate and capsule. Every time there is an injury, you get permanent damage. It heals with scar. Except bone, it heals with bone. ...Read more

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What are the causes of some joints to crack when moved?

What are the causes of some joints to crack when moved?

See details: It is nothing and due to bursting of tiny nitrogen and carbon dioxide bubbles in the joint. ...Read more

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What happens to the upper muscles in the arm when you bend the elbow?

What happens to the upper muscles in the arm when you bend the elbow?

They contract/relax: If one is "flexing" the arm, the biceps contract and the triceps and deltoids relax, and when extending the arm the triceps and part of the deltoids contract, and the biceps relax. ...Read more

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Can you tell me exactly where are the muscles responsible for straightening out the fingers?

Can you tell me exactly where are the muscles responsible for straightening out the fingers?

The extensor hood: Of a finger has tendon attachment that originate in the extrinsic ext system located outside the hand in the forearm and the intrinsic system located in the hand.There are attachments to the hood several bony sites in the phalanges. The balance between intrinsic and extrinsic muscles is a highly coordinated event, allowing one to use a hammer or operate under a microscope with the same muscles. ...Read more

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My ankle 'cracks' a often when walking around what is the cause of this? (similar effect to when people crack their knuckles)

My ankle 'cracks' a often when walking around what is the cause of this? (similar effect to when people crack their knuckles)

It's either: Gas expelling from the ankle joint capsule, or your peroneal tendons moving out of their groove in the region behind the ankle. ...Read more

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Why can you not extend the dip and pip joints of the finger due to ulnar nerve lesion?

Why can you not extend the dip and pip joints of the finger due to ulnar nerve lesion?

Ulnar nerve: Is responsible for abduction (spreading your fingers and extension of the 4-5th fingers. It also provides sensation to that area if you have a lesion in the nerve the signal from the nerve will not get to those muscles. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a "rupture of extensor tendons" on the hand and wrist?

What does it mean to have a "rupture of extensor tendons" on the hand and wrist?

Can't extend fingers: These are the tendons that you use when you uncurl your fist and straighten out your fingers. They sometimes rupture because of rheumatoid or other inflammatory arthritis, especially if there has been a lot of swelling in the wrist for a long time. This problem can be surgically repaired, but it is better to prevent the problem than repair it. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the genetic abnormality that the fingers are flexible and they touch the wrist from the opposite called?

What is the genetic abnormality that the fingers are flexible and they touch the wrist from the opposite called?

Hyperlaxity: Being able to bend your thumb backwards to touch your arm/wrist is a finding that suggests "more than normal mobility" for which the fancy term is "hyperlaxity." this is not always a "genetic disorder" and if does not come with any pain or other problems is generally considered on the spectrum of normal. However, if there are other symptoms then an evaluation is appropriate. ...Read more

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When my finger gets cold, it starts to get swollen and itch around the joints. What can I do to solve this and what is the problem called.

When my finger gets cold, it starts to get swollen and itch around the joints. What can I do to solve this and what is the problem called.

Raynauds: Spasticity of arteries most common in hand. Keep warm and see physician. Can occur independently can be associated with some serious conditions. There are medications that can help. ...Read more

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What kind of injury is it when the bottom of tricep to the elbow is hurting when I stretch my arm?

What kind of injury is it when the bottom of tricep to the elbow is hurting when I stretch my arm?

Likely tendinitis: The triceps muscles connects to the bony prominence of the elbow at the olecranon via the triceps tendon. Pain at the insertion site can be from the muscle, tendon, or bone. Overuse injuries commonly affect the tendon (tendinitis). Direct trauma or injury to the olecranon can also cause pain. The bony insertion site can develop a bruise, stress fracture, or actual fracture. X-rays can help here. ...Read more

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