1 doctor weighed in:

Expert opinions? Which one is worse: third degree sprain vs break?

1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

In brief: Depends on the joint

Or area of each. Often in a third degree, there can even be avulsions that cause more problems.
I personally think a simple break would be better than a third degree in many different situations, especially with really bad ankle sprains when you actually tear ligamentous structures.

In brief: Depends on the joint

Or area of each. Often in a third degree, there can even be avulsions that cause more problems.
I personally think a simple break would be better than a third degree in many different situations, especially with really bad ankle sprains when you actually tear ligamentous structures.
Dr. Robert Kent
Dr. Robert Kent
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Board Certified, Sports Medicine
27 years in practice
491K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors