\spɹˈe͡ɪn], \spɹˈeɪn], \s_p_ɹ_ˈeɪ_n]\
Definitions of SPRAIN
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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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By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
By William R. Warner
By Daniel Lyons
By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman
By James Champlin Fernald
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
To overstrain the ligaments of a joint without dislocation.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
A violent straining or twisting of the soft parts surrounding the joints. According to the degree of the sprain, the fibrous parts of the joint may he simply stretched, or they may be ruptured. This affection, which has been regarded as incomplete luxation, occurs, particularly, in the ginglymoid joints; - as in the foot, wrist, knee, &c. The violence causes an afflux of blood; the serum of the blood is poured out, and often the blood itself, owing to the rupture of vessels; and inflammation arises, which ends in resolution or induration. Local, antiphlogistic applications are required, with perfect rest; and, when the inflammatory action has subsided, cold pumping and friction, with the application of a plaster and bandage, will afford support till the parts affected recover their due tone.
By Robley Dunglison
By Willam Alexander Newman Dorland
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