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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 there's a treatment?

I have ligament laxity and I want to know if there's 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 there's a treatment?

What to do if I have ligament laxity and I want to know if there's 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 of 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 inserts; depending whether foot pronation or supination desired; shifting vector of upper body weight as it meets leg. Medial insert for valgus. Lateral for varus. ...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 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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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

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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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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 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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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 ligament laxity in all my joints will shoe inserts help my knees?

I have ligament laxity in all my joints will shoe inserts help my knees?

Give it a try: And you tell us. The only recommendation or comment I have is to get a good quality shoe insert. The ones that are flimsy are not very effective. ...Read more

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How effective is shoulder stabilization surgery? I'm a yoga instructor. Multiple dislocations & inherent ligament laxity. What are my odds?

Let me explain: You said yourself (inherent ligaments laxity) so this the tissue we have to work with so the result are variable and some time we have to go for bone block, if the reconstruction failed. ...Read more

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I'm suffering with ligament laxity. I have sever back pain n frequently fall down coz there is ligament laxity in foot so please give me some suggestion?

I'm suffering with ligament laxity. I have sever back pain n frequently fall down coz there is ligament laxity in foot so please give me some suggestion?

Brace vs surgery: A brace can be helpful but if a ligament is truly torn (mri?), an ankle reconstruction could be of more long term benefit. ...Read more

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What's the reason why I may need a cast on my knee? Is there any point of having one for a meniscus tear and possible ligament laxity

What's the reason why I may need a cast on my knee? Is there any point of having one for a meniscus tear and possible ligament laxity

Knee immobilizer: A removable hinged knee brace is more commonly used to help protect the unstable knee, especially for the first 6 weeks after reconstructive surgery. Meniscal repairs do not routinely require bracing, although limited weight bearing (crutches) along with limits of range of motion (0-90 degrees) are commonly recommended for about 6 weeks ...Read more

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I have a problem of ligament laxity after a long walk I get bruises on my knees and inner arch of the feet. Why is that so n is a long walk gud for me?

I have a problem of ligament laxity after a long walk I get bruises on my knees and inner arch of the feet. Why is that so n is a long walk gud for me?

If U have flat feet-: -when U have pronated feet, when Ur feet strike the ground & get in 2 the stance stage of running they collapse & can cause bruising of the inner foot, & it causes a medial (inside)aspect of the knees which can lead 2 medial ccollateral ligament strain which would feel like a bruise. U need 2 start with evaluation of Ur feet & have custom inserts. Podiatrist or orthopedist, Ur choice ...Read more

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11 wks post op ORIF ankle. Have ligament laxity. Ankle OK- but foot having trouble. Have nerve & arch pain. Will walk again? How much nerve pain ok?

11 wks post op ORIF ankle. Have ligament laxity. Ankle OK- but foot having trouble. Have nerve & arch pain. Will walk again? How much nerve pain ok?

Ortho to answer: Our questions should be addressed by Ortho who did the surg.
Without all the details, the op report, etc, it is impossible to give an answer. ...Read more

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Will I ever be able to play sports again if I have ligament laxity in my right ankle, knee, and thigh? Will my leg ever feel the same?

Will I ever be able to play sports again if I have ligament laxity in my right ankle, knee, and thigh? Will my leg ever feel the same?

Laxity: Ligament sprains over time or multiple injuries to the same joint will result in ligament laxity or attenuation - a stretching of the ligaments. Resistance exercises or strengthening your ankle and knee muscles will tighten those muscles and tendons and help reduce the laxity. Surgery can be performed is cases where the muscles and ligaments are both stretched/ laxed to tighten them up. ...Read more

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Could there be a cure for ligamentous laxity?

No: Ligament laxity is genetic, there is no cure. However, it is very important to keep the muscles surrounding your loose joints (shoulders, ankles, etc.) strong. This should help to prevent further injury. ...Read more

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Hi, I've been diagnosed with Hypermobility, Myofasciitis and Marked ligamentous Laxity. I'd just like more information on what all this means.

See a physiatrist: Up to 20% of people have hypermobility of some or all joints. Sometimes, this is associated with serious medical problems. You need a referral to a physiatrist or other specialisti in muscle distasse to see if that is the case or if this is a benign problem ...Read more

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I'm 25, diagnosed with ligamentous laxity after recurrence of knee edema, i'd like to know if I can go to the gym and run and what type of exercises?

I'm 25, diagnosed with ligamentous laxity after recurrence of knee edema, i'd like to know if I can go to the gym and run and what type of exercises?

Not enough info: The physician who made that diagnosis knows the severity of that laxity and which ligaments are involved. I encourage you to ask that provider if there should be any particular restrictions of activity. Take care. ...Read more

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I have ligamentous-laxity I had my mpfl reconstructed in my knee now my shoulder keeps dislocating do I need a similar surgery or is there another way?

Try therapy first: With ligamentous laxity, I would recommend a program of physical therapy before consideriing surgery. Go see an orthopedist for an evalutation. If there are anatomic injuries secondary to previous dislocations, then therapy may not be effective. This includes a barkart tear or a hill-sachs lesion. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for spine ligament injury?

What is the best treatment for spine ligament injury?

Rest: Active rest. Strengthening eventually assuming you have seen a md. ...Read more

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Which is the best treatment for torn anterior cruciate ligament (acl)?

Reconstruction: Treatment of torn ACL depends on patient age, activity level and expectations. High level athletes who are engaged in pivoting, cutting sports (soccer, football, basketball) have a greater change to return to their prior of level of activity with reconstruction. For patients who are lower demand, a trial of hamstring strengthening program and bracing may be reasonable. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for knee ligament?

What's the best treatment for knee ligament?

Need to define prob: If you are referring to an injury to one of your knee ligaments, it will depend on which ligament was injured and the severity of the injury. Would recommend an evaluation with an orthopaedic surgeon to evaluate the problem first. ...Read more

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X-ray reveals finger ligament tear, what is the best method of treatment?

X-ray reveals finger ligament tear, what is the best method of treatment?

Usually splint: X-rays cannot see ligaments, therefore if a finger x-ray showed a ligament injury, it was most likely due to an avulsion injury (the ligament is not torn but actually tears a small piece of bone away from its point of attachment). This is usually treated by immobilization, sometimes by surgery. It is best to consult a hand surgeon for a definitive treatment plan. ...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