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Offline marni

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Connection between ligaments and childbirth?
« on: March 06, 2003, 12:16:16 AM »
Hello,

I was in a car accident and shattered my tibial plateau in September.  I have a plate and screws to reconstruct it.  My orthopedic surgeon told my husband and I we had to wait a year to have more children.  I have hear contradicting stories.  Has anyone out there experienced this?

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Re: Connection between ligaments and childbirth?
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2003, 01:53:50 AM »
Maybe the ortho is concerned about the added weight on your body before the bone heals completely.  I would also think that your overall balance would be an issue, as well. You wouldn't want to fall and reinjure yourself or endanger the pregnancy.
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Re: Connection between ligaments and childbirth?
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2003, 06:41:35 PM »
My incidence of dislocations were through the roof when I was pregnant and was advised after my 3rd pregnancy no to have any more something to do with the collagen and hormones.
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Re: Connection between ligaments and childbirth?
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2003, 10:12:24 PM »
The hormones associated with pregnancy etc, act on the colloagen making the ligaments loose and very lax for the very purpose of childbirth. Whihc of course can cause major problems if you already suffer form lax ligaments, HMS or a connective tissue disorder.

I think it's probably due to that fact you've been advised not too risk the ligament supporting your repair area becoming too weak or loose to protect it until it's fully healed.

Hope that helps a litte.

Take care.....Jo
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Re: Connection between ligaments and childbirth?
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2003, 04:23:57 PM »
He/she might also be considering the likelihood of needing an anaesthetic to remove the 'hardware'.
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