Definition: A collective term for muscle and ligament injuries without dislocation or fracture. A sprain is a joint injury in which some of the fibers of a supporting ligament are ruptured but the continuity of the ligament remains intact. A strain is an overstretching or overexertion of some part of the musculature.
IM; coord sprain with specific joint /inj (IM) or ligament /inj (IM) & strain with specific muscle /inj (IM); CUMULATIVE TRAUMA DISORDERS is available; "strain fracture": index under FRACTURES, BONE (IM) + CUMULATIVE TRAUMA DISORDERS (IM); DF: SPRAINS
ExamplesCumulative Trauma Disorders
Other names Strains and Sprains; Strain; Sprain; Strains; Sprains
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