Fractures, Sprains, and Strains - Definition

Fractures, sprains, and strains are injuries caused to bones, ligaments, joint capsules, or muscles. A joint capsule consists of all the tissues that hold a joint together. Specifically, a fracture is a complete or incomplete break in a bone. A sprain is damage or tearing of ligaments or a joint capsule. A strain is damage or tearing of a muscle.

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