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1
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what is the function of ligaments

A

to attach bone to bone

2
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what are the fiber types in ligaments

A

collagen I
elastic fibers
reticular fibers
proteoglycan matrix

3
Q

Elastic ligaments are primarily what type of fibers?

A

elastic with some collagen I and reticular fibers

4
Q

is the vascularity of ligaments more or less than that of tendons

A

less than tendons

5
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are there associated CT layers of ligaments

A

no there are not

6
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what is the primary cell type of ligaments

A

mature fibroblasts

7
Q

Ligament repair in general is what?

A

a severe problem

8
Q

why is ligament repair a severe problem?

A

has low vascularity and small amounts of fibroblasts so it must migrate from surrounding CT

9
Q

why is there a small amounts of fibroblasts in ligaments

A

no CT layers

10
Q

What are the procedures for a torn ligaments

A

taping joint together, sometimes sutures, or drill into surrounding bone

11
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its a good thing that ligaments change slowly if you keep up with what?

A

chiro-care