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unstable joint

Michael Kent

in The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine

Third edition

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780198568506
Published online January 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780191727788
unstable joint

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A joint in which there is abnormal movement and which is unable to support normal loads. A joint may become unstable because ligaments are ruptured or congenitally very lax, or because muscles that normally support the joint are malfunctioning....

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Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine

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