Sprain

A sprain is damage to one or more ligaments in a joint, often caused by trauma or the joint being taken beyond its functional range of motion. The severity of sprain ranges from a minor injury which resolves in a few days to a major rupture of one or more ligaments requiring surgical fixation and a period of immobilization. Sprains can occur in an...
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Sprain

• (v. t.) To weaken, as a joint, ligament, or muscle, by sudden and excessive exertion, as by wrenching; to overstrain, or stretch injuriously, but without luxation; as, to sprain one`s ankle. • (n.) The act or result of spraining; lameness caused by spraining; as, a bad sprain of the wrist.
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sprain

(sprān) wrenching or twisting of a joint, with partial rupture of its ligaments. There may also be damage to the associated blood vessels, muscles, tendons, and nerves. A sprain is more serious than a strain, which is simply the overstretching of a muscle, without swelling.
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sprain

noun a painful injury to a joint caused by a sudden wrenching of its ligaments
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Sprain

Sprain noun The act or result of spraining; lameness caused by spraining; as, a bad sprain of the wrist. Sprain fracture (Medicine) , the separation of a tendon from its point of insertion, with the detachment of a shell of bone to which the tendon is attached.
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Sprain

Sprain transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Sprained ; present participle & verbal noun Spraining .] [ Old French espreindre to press, to force out, French ├ępreindre , from Latin exprimere . See Express...
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Sprain

a partial or complete tear of a ligament
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Sprain

A partial or complete tear of a ligament
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sprain

a partial or complete tear of a ligament.
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Sprain

A sprain is an injury to a ligament.
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Sprain

a stretching or tearing of the ligaments of a joint; symptoms can include swelling, inflammation, hemorrhage, and discoloration
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sprain

A tearing injury to ligaments. Sprains can be minor, with only a slight stress to the ligament or may be severe with total separation of a ligament that supports a joint. ... Sprain (knee joint): Any injury to one of six different ligaments which stabilise the knee joint. Those ligaments include: medial and lateral collaterals, medial and lateral m...
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Sprain

An injury causing tearing of a ligament. Sprains vary in severity and can range from a partial tearing of the ligament to a complete rupture.
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Sprain

An injury to the ligament(s) stabilising a joint. It can range from some minor bruising to a complete disruption leading to the joint becoming unstable
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Sprain

an injury to the ligament.
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Sprain

Any injury where fibers of a ligament are stretched or torn.
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Sprain

Damage of the ligaments resulted by a forceful movement.
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Sprain

Injury by sudden traction to the muscles or ligaments although not sufficient to cause a fracture.
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Sprain

Injury resulting from a stretch or twist of the joint and causes various degrees of stretch or tear of a ligament or other soft tissue at the joint.
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sprain

Joint injury involving damage to one or more ligaments, but without actual ligament rupture.
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sprain

overstretching or tearing of fibres in one or more of the ligaments that support a joint, caused by forced movement beyond their range. Symptoms ... [1 related articles]
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Sprain

Partial or complete tear of a ligament.
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Sprain

Partial or complete tear of a ligament.
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sprain

sprain, sprains, sprained, spraining Etymology: from Middle French espraindre, espreindre (French epreindre), 'to press out', from Old French, from Latin exprimere, from ex-, 'out of, from' and premere, 'to press'. —Dr. Ernest Klein, A Comprehensive Etymological Dictionary of the English Language, Elsevier Publishing Company, New York, 1967....
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sprain

sprain, stretching or wrenching of the ligaments and tendons of a joint, often with rupture of the tissues but without dislocation. Sprains occur most commonly at the ankle, knee, or wrist joints, causing pain, swelling, and difficulty in moving the involved joint. Treatment consists of application ...
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