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Sprains and Strains MeSH Descriptor Data 2021


MeSH Heading
Sprains and Strains
Tree Number(s)
C26.844
Unique ID
D013180
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D013180
Annotation
coordinate sprain with specific joint /‌inj or ligament /‌inj & strain with specific muscle /‌inj; CUMULATIVE TRAUMA DISORDERS and SPRAIN FRACTURE see FRACTURES, AVULSION are also available
Scope Note
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.
Entry Version
SPRAINS STRAINS
Entry Term(s)
Sprains
Strains
NLM Classification #
WE 175
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2016/04/21
Sprains and Strains Preferred
Sprains Narrower
Strains Narrower
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