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Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Ligament Laxity (Definition)

Ligament laxity, also known as double joints, is a clinical finding in which a person's joints are more flexible than normal resulting in the ability to extend ligaments beyond where they are typically able to. This is more common in conditions ...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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Multiple shoulder dislocations and inherent ligament laxity. Physical therapy for a year, but still sublaxating. Surgery or prolotherapy?

Multiple shoulder dislocations and inherent ligament laxity.  Physical therapy for a year, but still sublaxating.  Surgery or prolotherapy?

Surgery: I would go with the surgery at this point. Your main concern is lack of stability which drives your pain. Once your shoulders are stable, there will be a lot easier to control pain, which would be the main reason for prolotherapy. ...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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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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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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What is lateral collateral ligament laxity?

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

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