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The Myth of the Blown-Out Disc

We’ve probably all had heard someone say before that they “blew out a disc.” In most cases there is some prior acute injury that led to the symptoms or the determination of disc involvement. This phrase leads to an interesting, but somewhat inaccurate, perception about disc protrusions and the role they play in pain and […]

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The Mechanical Function of Retinacula

Updated 03/29/24 Retinacula are essential components of the musculoskeletal system, particularly in the distal extremities, where they facilitate efficient and smooth movement. These fibrous bands or thickenings of the deep fascia hold tendons in place near joints, acting as pulleys to maintain the mechanical efficiency of the musculotendinous units. This discussion will delve into the […]

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