Sprain vs strain

As petty as it sounds, medicine (and especially radiology) is all about precision in the terminology we use. Sprain and strain are often used interchangeably and often (randomly) incorrectly. 

Sprain refers to injury of ligaments. 

Strain refers to injury of muscles and tendons. A simple aide-mémoire is that strain has a 't' as does tendon, and that muscles are attached to tendons. 

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