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Sprains

Basics Description Sprains refer to damaged ligaments, and they are the result of overstretching of the tissues. Injuries to the ligamentous structures of movable joints are among the most common complaints seen in primary care medicine, as well as in the subspecialty areas of orthopaedic surgery. Sprains can occur in any movable joint. Classification: […]

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

Basics Description Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is a family of disorders involving abnormal collagen that produces connective tissue laxity, with many resultant abnormalities in the skeleton, vasculature, eyes, and other systems. At least 11 subtypes of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome have been identified, with varying patterns of inheritance and genetic causes. The age at diagnosis varies from infancy […]

Dislocation in the Adult

Basics Description Dislocation occurs when a force across a joint disrupts the restraining capsule, ligaments, and muscles. Dislocated joints may reduce spontaneously or remain unreduced. Dislocations can be associated with periarticular fractures, ruptured ligaments, capsular damage, and cartilage damage. The dislocation may result in stretch or injury to the arteries or nerves that cross […]