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Posts tagged ligaments

March 10, 2015

 

hand with bent forefinger

Double Joints

Double-jointedness is a myth. Though you might be able to stretch your muscles twice as far as others, you owe it to a single, extra-flexible joint.

February 12, 2014

 

X-ray image of a human knee joint

What Is An ACL Anyway?

We've all heard about someone who's torn an ACL, but do we really know what that means?

April 18, 2013

 

sculpture's hands

Why Are Some People Double-Jointed?

Can you bend your thumb backwards until it touches your wrist? If you join your hands behind your back, can you lift them over your head without letting go?

December 1, 2005

 

Pained Ankle

Your step the wrong way off a curb and sprain your ankle…or is it a strain? A strain is when you badly stretch or tear a muscle. A sprain is when you stretch or tear ligaments, or part of a ligament. A Moment of Science.

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