verb (used with object)
to overstrain or wrench (the ligaments of an ankle, wrist, or other joint) so as to injure without fracture or dislocation.
a violent straining or wrenching of the parts around a joint, without dislocation.
the condition of being sprained.
(transitive) to injure (a joint) by a sudden twisting or wrenching of its ligaments
the resulting injury to such a joint, characterized by swelling and temporary disability
An injury to a ligament when the joint is carried through a range of motion greater than its normal range without dislocation or fracture. v. sprained, sprain·ing, sprains
To cause a sprain to a joint or ligament.
- Sprain fracture
sprain fracture n. An avulsion fracture in which a small portion of bone has been pulled or pushed off, often occur in the ankle.
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