TITLE

sprain

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p2056
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Several references of the term "sprain," including "ankle sprain," "back sprain" and "foot sprain" are presented. It refers to trauma to ligaments that causes pain and disability depending on the degree of injury to the ligaments. The symptoms include: heat, discoloration and localized swelling in the affected area. It can be initially treated with ice or other cooling agents to limit inflammation and hypoxic injury.
ACCESSION #
21246486

 

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