In this type of musculoskeletal injury, the bone tissue suffers a fracture, this occurs when the physical force exerted on the bone is stronger than the bone itself.
What is a Sprain?
An injury that stresses a join and overstretches or ruptures a ligament, the severity of the injury ranges from:
Mild: The ligament is stretched but the join remains stable
Moderate: The ligament is partially torn causing the joint to become unstable
Severe: The ligament is completely torn and in some cases, detaches from the bone affecting how the joint function.
Mild sprains can be treated either in an urgent care or ER facility, however moderate and severe sprains will require emergency medical treatment.