laxity


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lax·i·ty

(laks'i-tē)
Looseness or freedom of movement in a joint, normal or excessive.
See also: instability
[L. laxitas, looseness]

laxity

(lăk′sĭ-tē) [L. laxitas, openness]
The amount a joint or ligament deviates from its initial position when a force is applied to it.
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Chahed pointed out that the situation in the public health sector should not continue, specifying that this sector has been living through a crisis since years and which has worsened after the revolution due to laxity, thus a solution should be found to this problem.
"Very often women suffer in silence with incontinence, prolapse, vaginismus, vaginal laxity and sexual dysfunction because of these concerns.
[33] measured an angular laxity of 65 [+ or -] 7[degrees] and 66 [+ or -] 15[degrees] for a [+ or -]9 Nm torque at 60[degrees] and 90[degrees] of flexion, respectively.
Another challenge that plastic surgeons face is how far they chase the skin, and if they could manage to prevent further skin laxity.
compared soft tissue balance during TKA with soft tissue balance after TKA and concluded that immediate postoperative coronal laxity correlated positively with intraoperative coronal laxity at 0[degrees] (extension) but exhibited no correlation with intraoperative coronal laxity at 90[degrees] (flexion) [10].
Or can it be attributed to the negligence and laxity that many governmental authorities have experienced since the eruption of the revolution two years ago?
(8) However, other studies have reported contradictory results that refute the theory that hormonal variations during the menstrual cycle contribute to ligament laxity. For example, Van Luren et al (9) reported arthrometric analysis of ACL laxity that failed to demonstrate any variation in ACL laxity throughout the menstrual cycle.
The National Commission for Women (NCW) slammed the police for their "laxity", saying they should be "more sensitive" towards such occurrences.
Riyadh, Dhu-AlHijjah 26, 1433, November 11, 2012, SPA -- The Royal Court issued today the following statement : "in continuation of the medical tests the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques is undergoing, some laxity has been detected at the conjoining cord in the upper back.
Lid malpositions, such as ectropion, entropion, and ptosis, are mostly due to slackness of the eyelid tissues--"lid laxity" is a very broad concept, which can really result in a lot of diverse complaints.