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A 42-year-old member asked:

Tell me what's a grade 2 sprain?

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Dr. Robert Purchase
Orthopedic Surgery 24 years experience
It depends: There are several different grading systems. Some are supposed to apply to all joints while others intended to apply to certain joints only. However, most have 3 different grades where grade 1 is the most mild and grade 3 is the worst. So, a grade 2 is right in the middle. What that means regarding treatment and prognosis cannot be answered without knowing more info.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 23 years experience
Ligament Injury: Grade ii (second degree) injury is more severe than a grade i injury and indicates that the ligament has been more significantly damaged, but there is no significant instability.

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