A tendon is a thick connective tissue that connects muscle to bone. A ligament is a thick connective tissue that connects bone to bone, forming joints. (This answer provided for NATA by the Weber State University Athletic Training Education Program.)
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- What is the difference between a tendon and a ligament?
Why is it important to have a hip fracture treated as quickly as possible?
A hip fracture is a serious injury that can be life threatening, particularly for an older person. It's an emergency situation that requires surgery as soon as possible after your condition is stabilized. Surgery may allow you to put immediate weight on your leg -- as much as you feel comfortable with -- and move around. This will help you to resume your activities and avoid the decline that has been associated with hip fracture.
What could cause a noise in my shoulder?
The noise could indicate damage to the glenoid labrum, which is a structure that helps create stability in the shoulder. Shoulder instability, or a subluxation of the shoulder, could also cause this noise. It is important to see a healthcare provider to further investigate what causes this clunking noise.
(This answer provided for NATA by the Gustavus Adolphus College Athletic Training Education Program.)
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