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Sprains and Strains

"Sprains and Strains" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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A collective term for muscle and ligament injuries without dislocation or fracture. A sprain is a joint injury in which some of the fibers of a supporting ligament are ruptured but the continuity of the ligament remains intact. A strain is an overstretching or overexertion of some part of the musculature.

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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Sprains and Strains" by people in this website by year, and whether "Sprains and Strains" was a major or minor topic of these publications.
Bar chart showing 6 publications over 6 distinct years, with a maximum of 1 publications in 1984 and 1986 and 1996 and 2002 and 2009 and 2017
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