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Related to ligamentous: Posterior longitudinal ligament, Anterior longitudinal ligament
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Without injury to the articular cartilage of the tibial plafond or talus, alteration in mechanical alignment, or ligamentous instability, the human ankle is an efficient and resilient joint that is less frequently affected by degenerative changes when compared to the hip or knee.
The classification of lateral ankle sprains is divided into three grades with increasing severity and ligamentous damage (Table 3).
The volar approach is usually not used alone but allows for carpal tunnel release and volar capsule and ligamentous (especially palmar portion of the LT ligament) repair (Figs.
MRI allows the radiologist to directly evaluate the soft tissues of the spine and is, therefore, crucial in the evaluation of the patient with ligamentous injury and, thus, instability.
Anterior atlantoaxial subluxation (AAS) is the most common deformity and results from laxity of the primary and secondary ligamentous restraints, as described.
The diagnosis of intercarpal ligamentous injury in the absence of a gross deformity is difficult with plain radiographs, ultrasound, arthrograms, and even magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
The inherent stability of the pelvic ring afforded by its osseous and ligamentous anatomy typically requires high-energy traumatic events to cause fracture.
At the ankle joint, a joint frequently susceptible to ligamentous sprain injuries, a concomitant loss of proprioceptive sensibility plus the presence of any abnormal movement pattern may place the individual at risk for recurrent ankle inversion injuries and possibly as well for the premature onset of osteoarthritic joint disease (Beckman and Buchanan 1995, Parkhurst and Burnett 1994).
The lateral collateral ligamentous complex consists of the radial collateral ligament, the lateral ulnar collateral ligament, the accessory lateral collateral ligament, and the annular ligament.
Early classification of AC joint injuries by Tossy and colleagues (20) and Allman (21) were based on radiographic displacement and the degree of ligamentous damage.
Absolute contraindications include a single neurapraxic event with evidence of cord damage or ligamentous instability, multiple episodes, or episodes with symptoms lasting greater than 36 hours.
Most injuries of the thumb are ligamentous injuries, usually involving an avulsion of the ulnar collateral ligament from the base of the proximal phalanx.