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The tearing of a ligament, the fibrous tissue connecting bone to bone, is called a sprain.

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A strain is an injury to a muscle or a tendon (the tendon connects muscle to bone).

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Q: Is tearing of ligament fibers called a sprain or strain?
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What is a stretching or tearing of ligament?

A sprain.


A is the stretching or tearing of a ligament.?

Sprain


What is the stretching or tearing of the ligament?

Sprain


What is an injury of stretching or tearing a ligament?

Sprain Apex:)


What is a thorace sprain?

Injury to the ligament (sprain) or to the muscle (strain) of the thoracic (mid-back) region usually accompanied by tearing of the tissue


What does it mean when someone sprains their leg or foot?

A sprain is a slight or severe tear in a ligament caused by over-extension of a jointFirst degree sprain - is a tear of only a few fibers of the ligament.Second degree sprain - is a tear of part of a ligament, from a third to almost all its fibers.Third degree sprain - is a complete tear of the ligament


What is the tearing muscle fiber called?

muscular sprain


What is the definition of sprain?

a sprain happens if a ligament is torn


What is the correct definition of a sprain?

An injury to either a muscle or the tissue that connects muscle to bone (Called a Tendon) -Apex


Muscles suppThe name of the ligament that provides support against a varus or inversion sprain of the ankle ly what to the bones?

The name of the ligament that provides support against a varus or inversion sprain of the ankle is the lateral ankle ligament. It is also called the anterior talofibular ligament .


What is a torn or stretched ligament?

Sprain


What are the difference between a strain and a sprain?

A sprain is an injury to a ligament. A sprain is an injury to a muscle or tendon.

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