Joint instability

What is Joint instability?

Joint stability refers to the resistance offered by various musculoskeletal tissues that surround a skeletal joint. Several subsystems ensure the stability of a joint. These are the passive, active and neural subsystems. The opposite of stability is instability. It is believed that one or more of the subsystems must have failed if joint instability occurs.

The bony components that may relate to the potential for joint instability can be measured by use of x-rays. Plain film lateral x-rays can be used to evaluate for translations anteriorly (anterolisthesis) or posteriorly (retrolisthesis). Where plain films indicate the likelihood of these translations being significant, flexion-extension views can be utilized to determine the dynamic range of movement of joints. This allows for a more accurate view of any potential instability issues.

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I had cervical surgery 4 yrs ago c 4 thru 6 now the discs above it are crumbling what are my options? Also had total hip replacement feb of 2011...

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Since the cervical discs are crumbling again, surgery is the good option to prevent the nerve root...

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Hi, i am suffering from oral fibrosis (OSMF) since 6 month. i am only able to insert three finger. but when i open my mouth i feel pain on both...

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My moms left hip has been getting progressively more painful and she refers to it like a knife in her hip. I noticed two red spots one on each side...

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Can be due to loose prosthesis.

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