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Sprains and strains

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sprains and strains

A collective term for muscle and ligament injuries without dislocation or fracture. A sprain is a joint injury in which some of the fibres 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.