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What are lax ligaments?
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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Synonymous w/ loose
Lax is short for laxity.
Lax ligaments are describing ligaments that are loose and have increased laxity. There is a spectrum of laxity that is normal within all joints. Some people are looser or tighter than others. If one has no symptoms or limitations, no treatment or remedy is warranted. If pain or instability is present, the increased laxity is said to be abnormal (pathologic or patholaxity).

In brief: Synonymous w/ loose
Lax is short for laxity.
Lax ligaments are describing ligaments that are loose and have increased laxity. There is a spectrum of laxity that is normal within all joints. Some people are looser or tighter than others. If one has no symptoms or limitations, no treatment or remedy is warranted. If pain or instability is present, the increased laxity is said to be abnormal (pathologic or patholaxity).
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
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Dr. Stuart Hirsch
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Loose jointed
Ligaments may be lax or loose due to genetic predisposition or acquired due to injury.

In brief: Loose jointed
Ligaments may be lax or loose due to genetic predisposition or acquired due to injury.
Dr. Stuart Hirsch
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