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lig·a·men·tous

(lig'ă-men'tŭs),
Relating to or of the form or structure of a ligament.

ligamentous

[lig′əmen′təs]
Etymology: L, ligare, to bind
pertaining to or having the characteristics of a ligament.

ligamentous

adjective Referring to, associated with, or characterised by ligaments.

lig·a·men·tous

(lig'ă-men'tŭs)
Relating to or of the form or structure of a ligament.

ligamentous

1. Of the characteristics of LIGAMENTS.
2. Pertaining to a ligament or ligaments.

Patient discussion about ligamentous

Q. Is ligament heating better than an arthroscopic surgery? I have a partial tear in my left knee (acl) and they wanna operate on me. I heard heating it can solve the problem. is it true?

A. i never heard of "ligament heating" from what i know- ligament has limited ability to regenerate. if partially torn it may need only physiotherapy and care. but if it's torn more then it can heal by itself- you need surgery. this is why there's orthopedics- to evaluate the situation, give you a diagnosis and the recommended treatment. it's always good to second guess because they are only human. you can ask other orthopedics and see what they say.

Q. I did a bad movement with my knee during a ball game. How can I know if I damaged the knee ligaments? 4 hours ago I played basketball. I did a great jump but when I landed I felt a very sharp knee pain? How can I know if I damaged the ligaments there?

A. The only way to know for sure is to check! Can estimate the severity of the problem. Is your knee red? Is it hot? Is it swollen? Does the pain have the same severity or does the pain increase with time? If you answered one of those questions with a 'yes' several hours after the injury, you should probably talk to your GP

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A skilled DO can increase the rate of healing using hands-on diagnosis and any number of direct and indirect treatments (OMT), including myofascial unwinding, facilitated positional release, balanced ligamentous tension release, visceral manipulation, muscle energy, Jones strain-counterstrain, high velocity/low amplitude, and lymphatic pumping/drainage treatments, as well as osteopathy in the cranial field.
Spinal Cord Injury without Radiographic Abnormalities (SCIWORA) was defined by Pang in 1982 as a disorder demonstrated by objective signs of myelopathywithout evidence of ligamentous injury or fractures on X-Ray films or Computerized Tomographic (CT) Scan1.
Located just in front of the knee's outside collateral ligament, the newly identified ligamentous structure acts to control internal tibial rotation, and therefore affects what is known among physicians and anatomical experts as the "pivot-shift phenomenon.
Instability and joint overload and even loss of balance, as a result of increased ligamentous laxity, weight gain and changes postuares respectively, are some of the negative consequences suffered by the musculoskeletal system, while changes in respiratory requirements result in increased respiratory minute volume of 50%, leading to reduced pulmonary reserves and limiting the possibility of anaerobic exercises.
Radiography in the setting of isolated ligamentous injury of the CCJ rarely yields an abnormality.
Each chapter in the section on clinical spine anatomy begins with key points, then covers bony anatomy, neural anatomy, vascular anatomy, and ligamentous and muscular anatomy.
Stronger muscles, says Quinn, can compensate for ligamentous laxity.