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What's the difference between a sprain and a strain in a leg?
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Dr. Thomas Kennedy
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Stretch or tear
A sprain is a stretch or tear of a ligament that gives stability to a joint and a strain is a stretch or tear of a muscle/tendon unit, muscle or tendon (a tendon is a fibrous cord of tissue that connects a muscle to a bone) which in most instances causes motion at a joint.

In brief: Stretch or tear
A sprain is a stretch or tear of a ligament that gives stability to a joint and a strain is a stretch or tear of a muscle/tendon unit, muscle or tendon (a tendon is a fibrous cord of tissue that connects a muscle to a bone) which in most instances causes motion at a joint.
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