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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.

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.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Sprains and Strains" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Sprains and Strains" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 42 publications over 19 distinct years, with a maximum of 4 publications in 2000 and 2005 and 2017
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