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What's a joing sprain?
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Dr. Paul Kovatis
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: General term
"sprain" is a general term - often mis used referring to the stretch or tearing of a ligament.
Ligaments are the 'rubber bands" that hold bones and joints together in the skeleton. Minor sprains resolve without treatment, severe ones sometimes require many weeks of treatment or even surgery.

In brief: General term
"sprain" is a general term - often mis used referring to the stretch or tearing of a ligament.
Ligaments are the 'rubber bands" that hold bones and joints together in the skeleton. Minor sprains resolve without treatment, severe ones sometimes require many weeks of treatment or even surgery.
Dr. Paul Kovatis
Dr. Paul Kovatis
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
In brief: Soft tissue injury.
A sprain is a soft tissue injury around a joint.
It usually involves a tear of ligaments and may involve other soft tissues within the area such as tendons.

In brief: Soft tissue injury.
A sprain is a soft tissue injury around a joint.
It usually involves a tear of ligaments and may involve other soft tissues within the area such as tendons.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice
In brief: Joint ligment Injury
Tear or partial tear of a ligament.
 up to 12 weeks required for resolution of most serious.

In brief: Joint ligment Injury
Tear or partial tear of a ligament.
 up to 12 weeks required for resolution of most serious.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
Dr. Laurence Badgley
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