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what is the definition or description of: sprains and strains?

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Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Sprains & strains-: -R used interchangeably. They refer 2 injuries 2 mucles & ligaments. 3 degrees: 1=tweaked or hurts but no harm no foul, 2=damage 2 the structure with some bleeding & prolonged pain,but with ice, time , rest,& activity modification they heal over a few weeks,3=a complete disruption such as an ACL tear. If this happens in a muscle body, there's no repair available, painful, long lasting & no-normal.
Answered on Sep 29, 2016

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