"Sprains and Strains" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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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.
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