A.Prof Frank Gaillard et al.

Sprain (latin distorsio) refers to injury of ligaments and capsules and should not be confused with strain which refers to injury to muscles and their tendons. 

These terms should not be used interchangeably lest you become the butt of an orthopaedic surgeons derision.

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rID: 6096
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Ligamentous sprain

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