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Descriptor English: Sprains and Strains
Descriptor Spanish: Esguinces y Distensiones
Descriptor Portuguese: Entorses e Distensões
Descriptor French: Entorses et foulures
Entry term(s): Sprain
Sprains
Strain
Strains
Strains and Sprains
Tree number(s): C26.844
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D013180
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.
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
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CN congenital
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EM embryology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
RT radiotherapy
SU surgery
TH therapy
UR urine
VE veterinary
VI virology
Entry Version: SPRAINS STRAINS
DeCS ID: 13565
Unique ID: D013180
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2016/04/21
Sprains and Strains - Preferred
Concept UI M0020394
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.
Preferred term Sprains and Strains
Entry term(s) Strains and Sprains
Sprains - Narrower
Concept UI M0020393
Preferred term Sprains
Entry term(s) Sprain
Strains - Narrower
Concept UI M0020395
Preferred term Strains
Entry term(s) Strain



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