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Weak Ligaments

Ligaments are the tissues that connect the bones in the joints facilitating movements in the joints. Weak ligaments cause ligamentous laxity. This leads to frequent joint dislocation, hypermobility of the joints, muscle spasm, pain, etc., in the joints. It is caused by medical conditions like hypermobility syndrome, Down's syndrome, osteogenesis imperfecta, osteoarthritis, bony dysplasia, trauma, etc. In mild cases, physical therapy is done to strengthen muscles, and in severe cases, surgeries are done to repair the ligament.

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What are the causes of slipping rib?

Query: Hi doctor, I have one rib out of its place. I think it is third or fourth one next to my sternum. Once a doctor put it back but it has slipped out again. Can you guide me through this?  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, Welcome to In many cases a rib slips out of place because the ligaments that hold the ribs to the sternum and the sternocostal ligaments are weak. Without muscles to hold the ribs in place loose ligaments allow slipping of the rib, which causes further stretching of the ligament, ...  Read Full »

Is ligament laxity a side effect of Sevoflurane?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 36 year old female. My height is 164 cm and weight is 48 kg. I was healthy with fine ligaments. Two years back, I had spine surgery for a herniated disk at the level of L5/S1. Soon after the operation, I got something like sleep myoclonus. The neurologist said that as benign, but ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read through your query in detail. Please find my observations below. Myoclonus or muscle twitching is a known side effect of Sevoflurane use, and it is not a serious concern. Sevoflurane does not cause laxity of ligaments. Very common side effects of Sevofluran...  Read Full »

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