Develop an understanding of the structure and function of ligaments and common aetiology, diagnosis and management

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What are ligaments?

Dense tissues that attach bones across a joint. Play an important role in the NMSk system by providing and sending sensory feedback to the with information about stress, tension, joint motion, stretch and pain.                                             


  • Slightly torn
  • Partially torn
  • Completely torn
  • Little/no swelling
  • Moderate swelling
  • Severe swelling
  • Minimal bruising
  • Moderate bruising
  • Significant bruising
  • Minimal change in ROM
  • Moderate abnormal ROM
  • Significant abnormal ROM
  • Early return to activity
  • Chance of reoccurrence
  • Possibility surgery &┬ápermanent instability