Torn ligament

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Ligaments , ligament rupture or ligament injury refers to the partial to complete tearing ( rupture ) of a joint tape .

A ligament rupture is also known as desmorrhexis ( δεσμός , ligament; ῥῆξις rupture).

Symptoms typically include local pain , characteristic functional failures and, depending on the location, typical phenomena such as the ability to open the joint or a drawer phenomenon .

Typical ligament injuries:


  • Keyword torn ligament . Roche Lexicon Medicine, 5th edition. Urban & Fischer 2003 - online

Individual evidence

  1. Robley Dunglison: Medical Lexicon , Blanchard, 1839. p.195